Don’t Be Scammed — Join Thursday’s Senior Alliance Program for Helpful Advice about Various Frauds

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The acting group asked seniors to report scams even if they felt embarrassed that they were conned. The group, which appeared live in the Palisades community room in 2019, can now be accessed in a virtual event this week.

The Palisades Alliance for Seniors will hold a virtual program highlighting various senior scams this Thursday, July 22, “Stop Senior Scams.”

The program will start at 10:30 a.m. and is presented by the Stop Senior Scams Acting Program of Los Angeles. The hour-long show uses theater to dramatize senior scams and educate older adults about the dangers of fraud and how to prevent it.

The performers, aged 65 to 100 years old, use skits to demonstrate their experiences and teach others how to identify and stop elder abuse and to recognize scams that target older adults. Over the past year, they have successfully adjusted their program format to fit the parameters of Zoom, with fewer live skits and increased time for questions and answers about current scams.

The program will be led by Ann Stahl, retired senior investigator with the Federal Trade Commission’s western regional office.  In her 44-year career with the FTC, Ms. Stahl worked on a wide variety of consumer protection cases and coordinated consumer education and outreach for the regional office.

This is a free event, but participants must register in advance. Email: palisadesalliance@gmail.com and, within 24 hours, you will receive an acknowledgment of your registration.

About Palisades Alliance for Seniors

 Palisades Alliance for Seniors is an intergenerational group helping seniors in Pacific Palisades stay connected with their community even as they grow older and encounter some limitations. The 2017 U.S. Census update identified 1,649 Palisadians aged 80 or greater (7% of the population).  Notably, a full 25% of the population was 65 or over, suggesting that the present concern will soon become a wider one as baby boomers join the ranks of the elderly. To learn more, visit www.palisadesalliance.org.

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1 Response to Don’t Be Scammed — Join Thursday’s Senior Alliance Program for Helpful Advice about Various Frauds

  1. Lynn Gaines says:

    I would like to ‘tune in’ to the program on July 22 at 10:30 am.

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