Senator Sue Serino: Senior Scams (Aired on November 12 & 13, 2016)

New York State Senator Sue Serino, chair of the Aging Committee, spoke to RadioRotary about telephone and Internet scams aimed at seniors, and how to avoid them. One of the most common recently in her district has been a phone call pretending to be from the IRS. The caller says that the person receiving the call is delinquent on back taxes and must pay immediately or will be sent to jail. Such a call is always a scam—the IRS does not phone delinquent payers. Another common phone scam aimed at the elderly is for the caller to pretend to be a grandchild in trouble. One clue is that the caller asks for money to be sent as a prepaid card or wired to an address that can be a drop-off. Many more scams, and how to avoid them, are discussed.

Learn more:
Senator Serino
Aging Resource Center
AARP Elderwatch
Senior Scams from the National Council on Aging

Did you like this? Share it:
November 14, 2016 · Posted in Aging, Financial Aid 
  • Saturdays - 11:30 a.m. - WTBQ 93.5 FM and 1110 AM
    Sundays - 6:30 a.m. - WBPM 92.9 and 9:30 a.m. WGHQ 920AM & 92.5 FM, WBNR 1260AM and WLNA 1420

  • News

    RadioRotary has won the Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for the second year in a row! read more....


  • RadioRotary Moments

  • Featured RadioRotary Show

    Seated: Skip Rottkamp. Standing: Co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell.

    Click here to listen to Assistant Governor Skip Rottkamp (Rotary District 7210) from Fishkill Rotary discusses project Operation Warm.


  • Rotary Is “This Close”

    Achieving Its Goal of a Polio-free World

    After more than 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are now "This Close" to eradicating polio, and a wide array of public figures and celebrities have signed on to help Rotary spread the word. Headlined by Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, this diverse lineup of influential leaders and personalities includes Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, action movie star Jackie Chan, conservationist Jane Goodall, premier violinist Itzhak Perlman, Grammy Award winners A.R. Rahman, Angelique Kidjo and Ziggy Marley, golfing great Jack Nicklaus, and peace advocate Queen Noor of Jordan.

    Click here to learn more.




  • RSS Rotary News

    • Liberian nurse fights for peace March 17, 2018
      A nurse fights for peaceIn a nation once wracked by civil war, Liberian Rotarian Elizabeth Sele Mulbah has spent much of her life leading efforts for peace and reconciliation.A past president (2011-12) of the Rotary Club of Sinkor, Mulbah has a remarkable
    • Rotaract: 50 years of changing lives March 14, 2018
      50 years ago, the first Rotaract club was formed to give young adults a place to connect and take action for good. Rotaract members from each decade share what the program was like and how it shaped their
    • Rotary women celebrated for changing lives March 8, 2018
      World Bank and Rotary International celebrate International Women’s