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Shielding Seniors from Fraud: Workshop Held at Portage Senior Center

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 7, 2024
Better Business Bureau teaches West Michigan seniors how to protect themselves from scams

In a bid to educate seniors in West Michigan on how to protect themselves from fraud scams, a workshop was held at the Portage Senior Center. Led by the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Western Michigan Educational Foundation, the session covered various popular scams targeting older adults, including online shopping scams and identity theft.

Lisa Frohnapfel, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau in Western Michigan, emphasized the importance of being able to recognize and avoid scams in order to stay safe. The seniors were given real-life examples of scams in action and provided with resources to help them prevent falling victim to fraud.

Troy Baker, vice president of community relations and education foundation at the Better Business Bureau, highlighted the need for individuals to be able to differentiate between what is real and what is fake in order to protect themselves from scams. Shelley Steinmiller, who almost fell victim to a scam herself, expressed gratitude for the seminar and the opportunity to learn more about fraud prevention.

Those interested in attending another fraud prevention presentation can make reservations online for an upcoming event on March 13 at Holland Hospital’s Healthy Life Programs building. The session will provide valuable insights into how to protect oneself from scams and avoid falling victim to fraud.

By Samantha Johnson

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