Don't Be A Victim
Of Your Own Good Intentions
Monday, April 13th Cannon Beach Bible church had a free seminar
on Giving Wisely. This seminar showed how to protect yourself from
charity fraud and scams
This seminar is particularly helpful for seniors and those who
wish to help their parents give wisely. Seniors are frequently the
targets of unscrupulous fund raisers.
This 60 minute seminar provided an overview of:
Stopping mail solicitations
Stopping phone solicitations
The grandparents scam
What about email? Avoiding email scams
Selecting the causes you are passionate about
Useful web sites
The seminar was presented by Steve Hudgik, an elder at Cannon Beach
Bible Church. Steve became involved with this subject as a result
of helping his father having to deal with incessant phone calls
and mail asking for donations. It had reached the point at which
his father would not answer the phone for fear of it being another
solicitation phone call.
This seminar was held on Monday, April 13th. It was presented twice,
at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
There are no products are offered during our seminars. This seminar
was presented as a public service to the Cannon Beach community.
Cannon Beach Bible Church is located at 264 E. Hills Lane in Cannon
The following are some of the Power Point slides from the presentation:
If you suspect youve been the victim of a scam
Dont be afraid or embarrassed to talk about it with someone
you trust. You are not alone, and there are people who can help.
Doing nothing could only make it worse. Keep handy the phone numbers
and resources you can turn to, including the local police, your
bank (if money has been taken from your accounts), and Adult Protective
Services. To obtain the contact information for Adult Protective
Services in your area, call the Eldercare Locator, a government
sponsored national resource line, at: 1-800-677-1116, or visit
their website at: www.eldercare.gov.