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Lt. Governor André Bauer Unveils Senior Fraud Prevention Resource Guide

October 9, 2008

André Bauer

Lieutenant Governor

News Release

Contact: John Legare

(803)734-9917

jlegare@aging.sc.gov

For Immediate Release

Lt. Governor André Bauer Unveils Senior Fraud Prevention Resource Guide

(Columbia, S.C.) Lt. Governor André Bauer unveiled the new Senior Fraud Prevention Resource Guide at his 11th Listening Session on Senior Fraud at the Tri-City Leisure Center in West Columbia today.

The Senior Fraud Prevention Resource Guide provides seniors and their caregivers information on spotting various types of fraud and ways to avoid becoming a victim. The guide represents the next step in the educational campaign that the Lt. Governor is conducting statewide.

“The Senior Fraud Prevention Resource Guide is a living document, one that will continue to be built upon as we learn more about the terrible problem our seniors are facing from fraud and scams,” Bauer said. “We are looking for input from the end users of this publication – the seniors. If they have comments or suggestions we want to hear from them – they can email us at askus@aging.sc.gov and we will add it to the guide.”

To allow greater access to the Senior Fraud Prevention Guide, it has been posted on the Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging website www.aging.sc.gov. The public is encouraged to reproduce the document and share it with their friends and neighbors to aid in this educational campaign.

“I really want to get the community involved with this effort; I want people to look after their neighbors. I had a man come up today and ask if his church could help distribute the guide, and I said absolutely – I would like to see the community involved at all levels. If they call the Office on Aging, my staff will be more than willing to help,” Bauer continued.

For more information the Senior Fraud Prevention Resource Guide or programs offered by the on the Office on Aging, please visit the Office on Aging website www.aging.sc.gov or call toll free at 800-868-9095.

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