Tips to Protect Yourself
District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland says... "DON'T BE A VICTIM"...
NEVER... fall for anything that sounds too good to be true such as a free vacation, sweepstakes prize, cures for cancer, etc.
NEVER... give your credit card, phone card, Social Security, or bank account numbers to ANYONE over the phone unless you initiated the call.
NEVER... let anyone rush you into signing anything especially an insurance policy, a sales agreement or any contract. Always take your time and read it carefully and have someone you trust check it.
NEVER... provide your personal information to anyone unless you know why they need it and how they are going to use it.
NEVER... deal with any contractor unless you first check them out with the Better Business Bureau, the county office of Consumer Affairs or your local police department.
If you have questions about Senior Exploitation or if you would like a member of our unit to come and speak to your church group, senior group or any group, Call the Senior Exploitation Unit at
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