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Workshop to teach seniors how to avoid scams
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MONROE - A workshop titled "The Savvy Saving Seniors: Steps to Avoiding Scams" will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Monroe United Methodist Church.

The event is hosted by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Green County, with support from Wisconsin Community Bank, Woodford State Bank, Talmer Bank and Trust, First National Bank and Trust Company, and The Bank of New Glarus and Sugar River Banks. The event is free.

Financial scams target seniors because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. Financial scams also often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute, so they're considered a "low-risk" crime.

In order to provide seniors with tools to identify and protect themselves, the National Council on Aging and partners developed a free educational workshop.

Topics will include:

- The 10 most popular scams targeting seniors

- Eight ways to protect yourself

- What you should do if you've been scammed.

- Plus receive a free scams handbook to take home.

To sign up for the event, call 608-328-9499 by Friday, Aug. 16.

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