'Stay Savvy Vermont' exposes scammers' tactics

WATERBURY — The Vermont Attorney General's Office and the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living have launched Stay Savvy Vermont, a video series intended to increase older viewers' awareness of the tactics that scammers use.

Using the talents of Community of Vermont Elders Senior Medicare Patrol Savvy Seniors acting troupe — actors and writers who are themselves older Vermonters — Stay Savvy Vermont will also give viewers information on how to report suspected scam activity, in an entertaining and engaging way. The series was produced with the support of ORCA Media.

"We can help protect Vermonters by giving folks the information and tools necessary to protect themselves," Attorney General T.J. Donovan said in a release. "Thank you to DAIL for their partnership and their commitment to protecting and supporting older Vermonters."

"We are seeing an increase in scams specifically targeting older Vermonters," noted DAIL Commissioner Monica Caserta Hutt. "I am very grateful to be able to partner with Attorney General Donovan and his team, and our partners at COVE and ORCA to focus on raising awareness. We can never eliminate the existence of scam artists, but we can share the information people need to know to keep themselves and their Vermonters informed and safe."

Stay Savvy Vermont's YouTube page is located here.


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