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Seniors get in the act with skits to educate about scammers
Seniors get in the act with skits to educate about scammers

So she's 96 and her eyesight's half gone. Peggy Mollin doesn't want to sit home alone. Alone, she says, often leads to trouble, especially for people her age. Calls. Knocks on the door. Emails. Flattering sales pitches from strangers. "You love to talk to people and, when you're lonely, you have to be careful because they get you in a bind," she says. IRS scams, sweetheart scams — Mollin's got their number. She's the oldest member of the Stop Senior Scams Acting Program, which uses entertainment to educate the elderly. More than a quarter of those who reported falling victim to scams last year were 60 or older, according to the...

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