COVID-19 Scam Awareness Update From the Maine State Police
Here's a great resource from the Maine State Police Facebook page. There are, unfortunately, many Covid-19 scams out there right now that are preying on our elderly. So the Maine State Police set up a new series with experts in law enforcement, financial and elderly services.
"This is the first installment in a series of COVID-19 Scam Awareness with Lt. Patrick Hood of the Maine State Police, Securities Administrator Judy Shaw of the Office of Securities, and Jane Margesson the Communications Director for AARP Maine.
If you’ve spotted a scam or fallen prey to a scammer, please call us. We can help guide you through the next steps, and help protect your friends and neighbors with this important information.
Just call. Because when scammers strike, the answer is clear. We’re always here.
The AARP Fraud Watch Network hotline is 1-877-908-3360 and is available 7AM - 11PM M-F. It is free and you DO NOT need to be a member of AARP to get help.
If you are concerned for the wellbeing of an elderly friend or relative don’t hesitate to call the Maine State Police and ask for a well-being check. We understand that many people may be embarrassed if they have fallen victim to a scam, but can help them find the resources they need. You can call any of our regional communications centers (RCC) and ask to speak to a Trooper. Call 207-624-7076 (Augusta RCC), 207-973-3700 (Bangor RCC) or (207) 532-5400 (Houlton RCC).
You can also call 211 Maine if you are ever unsure if the person you are speaking with is legitimate."
Watch the first installment here: