By: Bailey Myers
June 12, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Elderly people from throughout Florida gathered in Tallahassee today to learn how to defend themselves against scammers.
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs holds this seminar annually to update individuals throughout the state on the latest scams.
From International lottery scams to dealing with care givers right at home, the Big Bend Fraud Task Force brought elder care service providers together to discuss the best way to prevent this from happening in the future.
The public relations manager with the Department of Elder Affairs explained, "Seniors are found to be a target on a growing basis especially here in Florida because there is such a high concentration for seniors. So it's important for us to make sure that they stay informed and aware.
If you or a loved one feels like they are being scammed it is important to contact the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
You can visit their website at:
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