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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Free SCAM JAM event aims to help older adults recognize fraud, deceptions

Scam Jam

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (March 22, 2023) – Carteret County Aging Services, in partnership with Carteret County Friends of Aging, is hosting a Scam Jam on March 31 at the Leon Mann, Jr. Enrichment Center, 3820 Galantis Drive, Morehead City. 

The session, open to the public, is designed mainly for older citizens and caregivers for the elderly. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the free seminar will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m.

Scam Jam is a collection of education presentations designed to familiarize and empower citizens to protect themselves and their families. Topics include cybercrime, mail fraud, reverse mortgages, identity theft, Medicare fraud and investment fraud. Scheduled guest speakers include representatives from the NC Department of Justice, NC Department of Insurance, Senior Law Project, Legal Aid of NC, Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and Carteret County Register of Deeds Office.

Carteret County Aging Services is also planning a Shred-a-Thon event in the month of April that will allow older citizens and caregivers for the elderly to destroy any documents with information that could be used by scammers.

For more information about this event, please call Carteret County Aging Services at 252-247-2626.

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