Learn about frauds and scams that target seniors

Georgetown, DE (Nov. 5, 2018): Scams targeting older Americans are seemingly everywhere these days, whether at the front door step, over the telephone or, increasingly, on the Internet. From identify theft and insurance fraud to home repairs and sweepstakes, there’s a scam in search of a victim. Fortunately, there are ways to fight the fraud.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities will host a presentation at its next meeting, at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, where Delaware Deputy Attorney General Gina Schoenberg will provide an overview of the ways the elderly are particularly vulnerable to financial fraud and some common sense practices they can take to help guard against becoming a victim. The meeting will be held at the County Administrative Offices West Complex, 22215 N. DuPont Boulevard, in Georgetown.

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities is an 11-member panel established by the Sussex County Council to be an advocate for programs and policies that benefit older and disabled residents. The committee meets every other month, in January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are open to the public.

The Advisory Committee’s mission is to increase dialogue, make recommendations to Sussex County Council, and to give support, assistance and advice on significant issues and programs that may affect the lives of the county’s aging and adults with physical disabilities populations.

For more information, visit the Advisory Committee’s page at sussexcountyde.gov/boards-committees.


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Scott Phillips, Committee member
(302) 228-9825