It was a jammed packed room today at Medilodge of Rogers City. Concerned seniors attended a scam, and identity theft information session.
Scams have become the norm here in Northeast Michigan due to the senior population.
Trying to take charge and prevent some of the scam issues, Michigan State Police Trooper, Ashley Simpson, and Barbara Mills of Calcite Credit Union revealed key ways that residents could take charge so they don’t become a victim.
Working for the credit union, Mills said she sees a lot of seniors becoming victims of fraud due to fake checks. The top scams hitting Northeast Michigan include: phone scams, IRS scams, family member scams, check fraud, charity fraud, and contractor fraud.
Both Mills and Trooper Simpson said they are open to help if you believe you’re a victim.
If you believe you’re a victim contact your local authority of Trooper Simpson at the MSP Alpena Post: 989-354-4101.
For check fraud questions: Barbara Mills at Calcite Credit Union: 989-734-4130, Ext: 308
Check your annual credit report: www.annualcreditreport.com
Hit Block on your phone if you’re not sure of the phone number in Caller ID
If it sounds too good to be true: New car, free vacations, grandchild in trouble, send money its probably fake.