Fraud Protection Forum For Seniors Offered

By Katie Mason

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Seniors and their families can learn how to protect themselves from scams

Crimes against older adults continue to skyrocket each year, as criminals find more ways to carry out both new and old scams. Every year, seniors lose billions of dollars to home repair, investment, IRS scams, and various other cons targeting older people.

The Larimer County Office on Aging will host a free forum from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., February 23, 2018 at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr. The forum will educate seniors and their families on what they need to know about some of the most common types of fraud and scams targeting seniors, and how to avoid them.

Sheri Gibson, PhD, a Clinical Geropsychologist, will lead a panel of local, state and national experts in an informative session about how to prevent and respond to fraud and scams targeting seniors.

To register for the free forum, call 970-498-7790 or email