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Scams Targeting Senior Citizens in Pennsylvania (Video)

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Northwestern Legal ServicesThree-part video series from Northwestern Legal Services' Access to Justice cable access television show broadcast on Erie Cablevision (Channel 2) in Erie, PA. June 28, 2007.

Host: Robert Oakley, Esq., NWLS Director

Guests: 
Linda J. Williams, Esq., Chief Deputy Attorney General of PA
John Tokarczyk, Senior Supervisory Agent, PA Bureau of Consumer Protection

Part 1:  Consumer Complaints and Credit Issues. (8:26)
Part 2: Door to Door Scams, Telemarketing and Internet Scams.
(7:01)
Part 3:  Door to Door Contractors; What is the Better Business Bureau; and Identity Theft.
(12:30)


Part 1: Consumer Complaints and Credit Issues

Help is available, overview of typical scams, filing consumer complaints, problems relating to credit. (8:26).

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Part 2: Door to Door Scams, Telemarketing and Internet Scams

Identifying door to door scams, what to do if you suspect a scam, be leary of internet scams and an overview of some internet scams underway. (7:01).

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Part 3: Door to Door Contractors; What is the Better Business Bureau; and Identity Theft

Scams relating to door-to-door contractors, how to protect yourself, what is the Better Business Bureau and how it can help, problems with identify theft and how it may affect you. (12:30).

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Last Review and Update: Jan 05, 2022
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