Missouri Attorney General Shares Info on Scams during Visit to Heisinger Bluffs

Heisinger Bluffs recently hosted the Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt during a stop on his “Senior Safety Tour.” The attorney general spoke to area seniors about avoiding scams, especially considering today’s technology.

Here are a few tips that were shared:

  • Do not succumb to high-pressure tactics, such as demands for immediate payment or threats of arrest.
  • Verify supposed issues with loved ones, government officials, or customer service departments – whoever a potential scammer claims to be.
  • Do not give out sensitive personal information or turn over control of a computer.
  • Do not click on pop-ups or links from email senders that are not known and trusted.
  • Do not hand over money or pay anything up front, especially without a written contract in the case of a door-to-door solicitation.

There are no fees involved with contacting the attorney general’s office to report possible scams. Fraud can be reported to the attorney general at 1.800.392.8222.

Local news outlets covered the event as well, you learn more about protecting seniors from scams at https://www.komu.com/news/attorney-general-warns-of-senior-scams and https://www.newstribune.com/news/news/story/2019/oct/24/missouri-attorney-general-talks-local-seniors-about-avoiding-scams/801113/.