Sunday, September 20, 2015

AG warns of scams aimed at Maine's elderly

Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is joining the A-A-R-P and other Attorneys General from New England to fight phone and Internet scams. "You can lose your life savings by falling prey to this scam," said Mills. According to the Federal Trade Commission, 814 people across the state of Maine were victims of phone and Internet scams last year. Nationwide there were 1.5 million fraud complaints. Consumers reported paying $1.7 Billion dollars to scammers. Many unsuspecting victims are elderly and senior citizens.