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Symposium seeks to protect elderly from scams
Have you ever gotten a call asking for your credit card information?
Have you seen someone standing a little too close in line at the store or saying they're a relative who needs money?
A Port Arthur symposium today urged Texans to be careful.
These are all signs of financial scams.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said 1,000 Texans fell victim to financial exploitation last year.
Seniors are some of the most common targets for scammers.
The symposium today urged seniors to remain aware by protecting sensitive information, shredding unneeded documents, checkng your banks statements and simply staying careful.