Saturday, October 26, 2013

Seniors can sign up for alerts on scams

A new weapon in the fight against scammers who target seniors was unveiled Wednesday at “Scam Jam,” a Seattle event drawing more than 250 seniors to the Museum of Flight. Under the “Fraud Watch Network,” being set up by AARP Washington in conjunction with law-enforcement agencies, people can sign up to be notified about scam methods being used on potential victims in this area. “It would be a radar system on the lookout for scammers,” said Doug Shadel, state director for AARP, which organized Monday’s event. “It would get the word out quickly about what’s going on.”