05/14/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/14/2021 22:06
Have you wondered how you can help the older adults in your life - your parents, grandparents, and neighbors - avoid fraud? Here's an easy answer: share. Share what you know about fraud, and share free materials from the FTC that alert people to scammers' schemes. May is Older Americans Month, and a great time to help the people you care about learn how to avoid fraud.
Start with Pass It On, a group of materials designed to encourage older adults to talk about scams that often target them. You'll learn about online dating scams, grandkid scams, and scams promising tech supportor asking for charity donations. Visit Pass It Onto download or order free materials, including articles, presentations that you can deliver, bookmarks, and activity sheets in Englishand Spanish.
Are you a blogger? Do you publish a newsletter, or post helpful information on social media? Maybe you're a teacher, or work with older adults as a community service provider or volunteer. Here are other ways to use these free resources.
All FTC information is in the public domain, and free to share. Most information is English and Spanish. Order free publications at ftc.gov/bulkorder(in Spanish: ftc.gov/ordenar). Make them yours, pass them on, and thank you for helping older adults avoid fraud.
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