NEW: NY State Smart Seniors Initiative – Protecting yourself against scams.

The NYS Office of the Attorney General has recognized the prevalence of phone, email, and mail scams targeted specifically towards older New Yorkers. The Smart Seniors initiative hopes to protect the financial security of seniors by:

  1. Sharing consumer alerts regarding the latest scams, upcoming legislature changes, and financial safety tips.
  2. Distributing longer publications which detail specific scams and how to protect yourself financially.
  3. Providing speakers who can come out to your group or organization.
  4. Providing a hotline for reporting elder neglect and abuse.

You can find the Smart Seniors initiative by visiting

Click here to view the Smart Seniors Booklet
Haz clic aquí para ver el folleto Smart Seniors en español

WSOS is collecting examples of scam mail, scam emails, and scam phone calls. If you have examples you are willing to share, please bring them to any of the SBIC sites or to the monthly WSOS update meeting. Alternatively, please contact Krishna Horrigan at or 914-231-3237.