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Protecting our senior citizens from financial fraud
Scam Alert Workshop to be held September 17
Special to the News
By Sharon Haynes, Coosa County Extension coordinator
Scam, scam is all you hear in the latest media sources. According to Suzanne Scott with First Bank, they have seen an increase in financial fraud (more commonly known as scams).
Many scams target our senior citizens. The best defense against these scams is to educate the public.
We are fortunate in Coosa County to have some excellent resources to aid our citizens in this area. First Bank has partnered with the Coosa County Extension Office, Hatchett Springs Worship Center, Rockford Baptist Church, and Sardis Baptist Church to sponsor two workshops for citizens to attend.
The workshops will be presented by Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Ray Cook with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to educate citizens of Alabama, both Coosa and surrounding counties, about the best defense against financial fraud.
The first presentation will take place in Rockford at the Rockford Baptist Church Family Life Center; located at 9575 U.S. Highway 231, Rockford; on September 17 at 10 a.m.
The second presentation will take place in Goodwater at the Goodwater Senior Center; located at 431 Clay Street, Goodwater; on September 17 at 2 p.m.
These events are sponsored by First Bank, Coosa County Extension Office, Hatchett Springs Worship Center, Rockford Baptist Church, and Sardis Baptist Church. The workshops are open to all individuals.
If you would like to pre-register in advance, please call the Coosa County Extension Office at 256-377-4713. Pre-registration is not required, but is recommended to help program sponsors plan for the event.
As a COVID-19 precaution, wearing a face mask is encouraged at these events. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact any sponsor listed.