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:
- Sharing consumer alerts regarding the latest scams, upcoming legislature changes, and financial safety tips.
- Distributing longer publications which detail specific scams and how to protect yourself financially.
- Providing speakers who can come out to your group or organization.
- Providing a hotline for reporting elder neglect and abuse.
You can find the Smart Seniors initiative by visiting ag.ny.gov/smart-seniors
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-231-3237.