Many Americans are the target of phone scams but one group is the most at risk.
The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office has been working to educate senior citizens on ways to avoid financial scams.
The office, along with representatives from MVB Bank, presented a free seminar at the Harrison County Senior Center Monday morning.
Representatives said that if something sounds too good to be true then it most likely is.
“Financial scams are huge, and any time that we have a group of seniors that we can talk to about the initiative and get them educated, the less likely they’re going to fall prey,” said Pam Krushansky, West Virginia Attorney General’s Office.
Krushansky added that often times seniors are just too trusting of the caller on the other line and need to be aware of how to make sure the caller is who they say they are.