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Avoiding Fraud in the New Year: A Community Learning Session at LifePath

woman reading her credit card into the phoneLearn how to protect yourself from financial risks! LifePath is hosting a Community Learning Session on Wednesday, January 29, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at their offices in the Greenfield Corporate Center, 101 Munson St., Greenfield. This session is for older adults and caregivers concerned about protecting themselves from financial risks including fraud, scams, and financial exploitation.

Americans lose billions of dollars a year to scams and fraud.

This event is free and light refreshments will be served. Registration is not required. Transportation may be available upon request.

There will be two presenters at the event. Dean Lagrotteria, LifePath’s Elder Protective Services Regional Director, will describe what financial exploitation is, what the warning signs are, and the importance of early detection to avoid the worst impacts. He will explain how to avoid financial exploitation and how to report it when you suspect it.

Americans lose billions of dollars a year to scams and fraud. These scams come over the phone, through the mail, or on your computer. Presenter Anita Wilson, Consumer Protection Case Coordinator at the Northwestern District Attorney's Office, will teach you to recognize the tricks scammers use to steal your money or your personal information.

Join us to learn how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. If you have any questions, please call us at 413-773-5555 or 978-544-2259.