Montana State University

Student financial group offers advice on avoiding scams

November 14, 2005

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Student Advocates for Financial Education (SAFE) in Herrick Hall offer the following tip to MSU staff. For more about SAFE, go to http://www.safe.montana.edu/.

Senior scams:

Many MSU staff members have elderly parents and, according to Consumers-Action Organization, seniors are one of the most vulnerable citizen groups when it comes to scams. Seniors represent 30 percent of fraud cases and but make up only 15 percent of the U.S. population.

To learn more about protecting the seniors in your lives, visit http://www.consumer-action.org/ and click on the lower right-hand link.