Folks age 50 and older are invited to a free seminar tomorrow that will discuss how to avoid falling victim to scams.

Working in news, it seems like at least once a week we hear of a new type of scam. Sometimes it's offers being sent through the mail that claim you've won money, but need to pay a 'handling fee' to collect it. Or it might be a phone scam, like the IRS scheme that's so popular this time of year. The latest I've heard about is telling potential victims that they overpaid last year's taxes and are owed a refund. Don't believe it.

Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton will be at the Bangor Y tomorrow to talk about these and other instances of scams and fraud. He'll offer suggestions on how to avoid falling victim and what to do if you think you may have been scammed.

The seminar is part of the Bangor Y's Second Wind program, but is open to members and non-members, ages 50 and older. It's free to attend, but organizers are asking that folks pre-register by stopping by the Y on Second Street in Bangor or by calling 941-2808. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Find more information on the Bangor Y's website.

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