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Attorney General sending out kits to prevent senior citizen scamming
Kits will be available at libraries in all 88 counties
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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New kits aim to keep senior citizens from being scammed.
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The Ohio Attorney General’s office is sending out special fraud prevention kits to all of the state’s 88 counties. Ryan Lippe, the consumer educator at the office, says these kits contain information that will help prevent senior citizens from becoming victims of scammers.

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“This kit will be available to libraries so that people who are caretakers, seniors themselves, people who deal with them at the bank or the bakery, all kinds of folks around town will be aware of scams and what the warning signs are that a senior might be involved in becoming a victim of a scam,” Lippe says. 

Lippe says 2,400 will be sent out. He notes there were more than 26,000 complaints to the agency’s consumer protection section last year.

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