Residents learn lessons to prevent fraud

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

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.

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

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

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. 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, call 1-877-908-3330.

For more information regarding the Monroe Lions Club, call Frank Bent, at 203-261-0565 or monroelionsclub.com.

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