Residents learn lessons to prevent fraud

Byron Peterson of Shelton, a member of the AARP Advocacy Leadership Committee and the AARP Connecticut Leadership Council, recently spoke to members from the Lion Clubs of Shelton, Monroe and Trumbull.

Frank Bent, president, Monroe Lions; Byron Peterson, AARP; Kyna Lesko, Shelton, and Anthony Santacapita, Trumbull.

Frank Bent, president, Monroe Lions; Byron Peterson, AARP; Kyna Lesko, Shelton, and Anthony Santacapita, Trumbull.

During this presentation, Peterson reviewed two of AARP’s booklets, AARP Watchdog Alert Handbook and The Con Artist’s Playbook.

Some of the categories of scam discussed and some of the preventive measures that should be taken included tech support scams, sweetheart scams, the grandparent scam, and information obtained by stealing your mail.

Byron Peterson, AARP, and Frank Bent of the Monroe Lions Club.

Byron Peterson, AARP, and Frank Bent of the Monroe Lions Club.

Preventive tips reviewed included protecting your Social Security number, monitoring your bills and financial accounts, reviewing your credit reports, and being cautious of scams.

For information about AARP’s Speakers’ Bureau and its Fraud Fighter Call Center, contact 877-908-3330.

The organization in Shelton is known as the Shelton Community Lions Club. For more information regarding the Monroe Lions Club, call Frank Bent, at 203-261-0565 or monroelionsclub.com.

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