When: Wed, Mar 02, 2016
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Mulberry University Teaches Residents About Scams

Earlier this week, we hosted Mulberry University — a free monthly series of enriching, entertaining and educational sessions that run parallel with the academic calendar and are designed to stimulate the minds of our local community members age 55 and up.

By special request, we learned from a trio of fantastic presenters:

  • Tony Sommer, Clinton County Prosecutor
  • Fran Lanum, Clinton County Victim Advocacy Coordinator
  • Jay Harper, ISP Criminal Investigations Division

They spoke about one of the most important issues facing today's aging population: scams.

With just a little bit of your personal information, criminals can open up credit cards and bank accounts to steal your money and make your life a nightmare.

In his opening remarks, Tony said that among the recommendations he provides, the first is to ask questions.

You have to carry a good dose of suspicion with you when dealing with a person you don't know.

Tony Sommer

Sommer says that if the person you're talking with is legitimate, they're not going to mind if you want confirmation as to what's going on. Watch this video for more information on phishing and other popular scam examples and to find out the process of what happens if you have been taken advantage of by a scammer.

If you'd like more information on upcoming Mulberry University events, contact Wahneta Schley at cottages@mulberryhealth.com or call (765) 296-2911.