HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Unfortunately, many of the scams and fraud alerts we pass along target the elderly. That is why each year the Better Business Bureau holds a Senior Fraud Summit.
The goal of the annual event is to educate the community about recent scams, as well as the trends the BBB is seeing for these scam artists,especially those that target seniors.
This year, representatives from The Federal Trade Commission, The U.S Postal Inspection Service, The Alabama Attorney General's Office, as well as the Alabama Securities Commission and several local representatives will participate.
"We're finding that scams are not going away," said the BBB's Michele Mason. "But if we can help educate people on the red flags to watch out for, and how a scheme is designed, then we hope that well help them from falling for them."
Some of the topics to be discussed at this year's summit include caller ID spoofing, counterfeit checks, investment schemes, Medicare fraud, and many more.
This year's Senior Fraud Summit will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. at Dynetics in Huntsville. Click here to register online for this event. You can also register by phone at (256) 533-1642, extension 103.