Sr. Citizen: "I Won't Be a Victim!"
- Ms. Holmes (70 yr-old) called me to say that she received a call
today at 1:56pm from a man, claiming to work for her bank, needing
her bank account number. Ms. Holmes stated, "I may be old, but I'm
no dummy." She is very aware of these kinds of scams and offered to
meet the person at the bank, telling him, "I don't conduct business
like this over the phone."
I know by now that MOST of you are aware of the various scams by
telephone and email. Be sure you alert senior citizens and other
residents who may not understand that these kinds of scams exist.
Together, we can "Take a Bite Out of Crime."
For More information about protecting seniors from marketing scams,
please visit: http://app.calendar.rrc.dc.gov/includes/stream.aspx?
or the Identity Theft Prevention Page on the MPD Website:
Community Outreach Coordinator
Metropolitan Police Department
Fifth District- Commander's Office
1805 Bladensburg Road, NE
Washington, DC 20002
497.0814 MPD Cell
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MPD-5D 5D Listserv
http://mpdc.dc.gov/info/districts/5th/main.shtm 5D Website