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Suspects arrested in alleged attempt to defraud county seniors

White Lake BeaconBy Andy Roberts Beacon Editor Mar 16, 2023 Updated Mar 17, 2023 Two suspects were arrested Thursday after allegedly attempting to defraud at least two different Muskegon County seniors this week. The unnamed suspects are from West Palm Beach, Fla. and...

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“Really, Really Sad Stories”

Published in the Muskegon Chronicle, Feb. 04, 2022, By Lynn Moore MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – A man arrested in a so-called “grandparent bail scam” who allegedly stole thousands from a Muskegon woman is just one in a growing number of scams against senior citizens...

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SafeSeniors Blog

SafeSeniors Super Heroes 2023 – Kenneth and Elaine Dulyea

At AgeWell Services' Heels for Meals event on April 22, two residents of Cedar Creek Township were honored for helping our SafeSeniors Task Force take down some scammers. Here's the story... One morning, Elaine Dulyea picked up the phone to hear something no...

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Slam the Scam

The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General is ready to #SlamTheScam on March 10, the third annual National Slam the Scam Day!  Slam the Scam Day is part of National Consumer Protection Week hosted by the Federal Trade Commission from March...

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It’s Not Your Fault

She hit me… it must be something I did. They took my money… maybe they think I said it was ok? My son was supposed to take care of me but he left me alone and in need… maybe I made him angry? 1 in 10 older adults in the United States experience abuse, neglect, and...

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