The AARP Fraud Fighters will be conducting a one hour presentation for all members of the community on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Enon Government Center. This is an opportunity for anyone living in our community and those from around Clark County who want to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones against cyber crime and scammers.
Recently a young couple received calls from someone claiming that he was in contempt of court for failing to appear. It turns out scammers had gotten his name from a previous public court filing.
Another example of scammers calling included one woman receiving a call regarding a purchase online that was never made and the caller wanting to “reorder” the item without specifics and requesting payment on a credit card.
The Enon Eagle sat down with Enon Police Chief Lew Wilcox and Lt Mike Holler to learn more about the calls they have been responding to from our community. We also spoke with Mad River Township Deputy Ben Barrett. All of the law enforcement officers are urging everyone that can attend the AARP presentation to do so.
Both the Enon Police and Deputy Barrett have been involved with various scams involving local residents. Barrett explained that one resident received a call stating that they had won the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes. They were asked to pay the taxes up front before collecting their winnings. After sending $6,000 they were finally stopped by their bank when they went to withdraw another $10,000.
The fraudulent experiences are happening to people of all ages, not just senior citizens. That is why this program is being offered to anyone from our area including those living in nearby New Carlisle and Bethel Township.
Online dating, donation requests, credit card scams, telemarketing and phone calls are all just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to learning how to protect yourself and your loved ones.
To register for the limited number of seats, call the Enon Police Department at 864-7870 or 864-5577. You can leave a message with your name, phone number and the number planning to attend.
A lite picnic meal will be served prior to the program beginning at 6:00 pm followed at 6:30 by an hour long presentation by the AARP Fraud Fighters. This is a free event sponsored by the Enon Police Department. The programs typically also offer a Q and A session for the audience to gain specific answers to possible situations.