Seminar Helps Grand Valley Seniors Avoid Fraud
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The Pro Bono Project of Mesa County and Colorado Legal Services hosted a clinic for seniors on how to avoid various types of fraud Thursday morning.
Christina Cornelison-Travis, a paralegal and consumer protection advocate for the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office, spoke to the Grand Valley seniors about both new and common ways scammers commit fraudulent crimes.
"Seniors 50 and over are the highest target for fraud," said Cornelison-Travis. "They're a growing population in our community, and fraud is something that changes and evolves constantly."
The seminar focused on several types of fraud, from online scams to door-to-door salesmen.
Cornerlison-Travis provided several ways to avoid fraud, but the biggest message was for seniors to question who you're speaking with and verify they are legitimate.
Free seminars will continue to be held for Grand Valley seniors on the third Thursday of each month until October.