Beware of scams and financial abuse

By Cassie MacDonell, Local Journalism Initiative
Beware of scams and financial abuse

In addition to the many services Community Aid provides, once in a while the organization also hears from clients who find themselves on the receiving end of a scam.
“We do know that seniors are targeted,” said Leigh Hortop, Responsible for Services at Community Aid.
Community Aid provides services for elderly people over the age of 65, people presenting a geriatric profile, and people convalescing in order to help them with living in their own home. Services are provided to clients in Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, Waterville, North Hatley, and Canton de Hatley. Among many initiatives, such as food and transportation programs, the organization hosts awareness events and occasional activities to draw focus to the issue of frauds and scams.
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