Ohio officials are warning older adults throughout the state of scammers impersonating aging services staff.
The Ohio Department of Aging issued a consumer alert after several incidents were reported in southern Ohio.
According to authorities, scammers impersonate staff of elder services in an attempt to get information or access to elders' homes. Residents should be aware of anyone showing up unannounced to their home, claiming to represent a local aging organization.
Tips to avoid becoming a victim:
Authorities say scammers have claimed to represent any of these organizations: area agency on aging, council on aging, office of aging PASSPORT or others with similar titles.
Anyone who feels they may have been a target should contact local law enforcement.
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