Area senior center offers tips on how to avoid scams

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The goal of the 5th Annual Senior Scamboree held at the Joplin Senior Center is to help seniors protect their life savings. The event brought together several speakers with a variety of different organizations that serve those 65 and over. 

“Just to make seniors aware of what’s going on and what they can do to protect themselves and where they can go should it happen to them,” says Allison Riddle from the Area Agency on Aging.

Among the guest speakers included an officer with the Joplin Police Department, a representative of the Better Business Bureau of Southwest Missouri, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, city of Joplin, and the Social Security Administration.

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