Detective Underwood presents tips on Scam Safety
Detective Underwood with Louretta and Rita
In honor of National Safety Month, Detective Brian Underwood of the Lancaster Police Department came to our community to speak about mail, internet, and phone scams targeting the elderly population.
The residents listened intently as Detective Underwood discussed fraudulent checks, sweepstakes scams, and phone and internet con artists. He brought official evidence from local cases in the Lancaster area so that the residents could see exactly what these checks and sweepstakes scams look like. Both residents and staff members were shocked at the lengths these scammers will go through to con people out of money.
At the end of the presentation, many of the residents had questions for Detective Underwood about their own personal experiences with con artists and what action should be taken the next time this happens to them. He gave them detailed instructions on exactly how to handle the situation and who to report it to when necessary.
“He was such a great speaker to have” one resident said after Detective Underwood had left the building. She had some previous issues with internet hoaxes and the detective went through some tips to prevent having the situation reoccur. Staff members and residents both agree having Detective Underwood come back for National Safety Month each year will be a great benefit for our Primrose family members!
by Traci Giles
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