SPPD offers free scam presentations to the community

Victim of a phone, computer, mail, or email scam? Frauds, commonly referred to as scams, have been on the rise for several years. Numerous types of fraud impact over 1 million U.S. citizens per year. Sadly, people over the age of 50 are victimized more frequently and at a greater financial toll than any other age group.

Recognizing the opportunity for community education and prevention strategies, the Southern Pines Police Department will be hosting scam prevention presentations at local assisted living communities.

Additionally, the Southern Pines Police Department will offer three different public sessions open to the community. The goal of these presentations is to teach you how to recognize a potential scam before falling victim to one. Presentations should last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours which includes a question and answer segment.

Public sessions will be presented at the Southern Pines Police Department in the C. Michael Haney Community Room. Seating will be limited to 25 attendees per session.

Citizens interested in attending one of the sessions can contact the Community Services Coordinator Bill List at (910) 692-2732, extension 2826 or [email protected] to reserve a seat.

The dates and times of each session are at 6 p.m. on July 20,  Aug. 3 and Aug. 10.

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