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Phone scammers targeting seniors who are isolated from their families

DETROIT – Phone scammers are targeting seniors who are isolated from their families because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Care facilities in Metro Detroit have been noticing an influx of phone calls coming from strangers who are trying to form relationships with seniors at a vulnerable time.

A way to help prevent these scammers could be to give the care facility a list of who is able to contact the senior.

If your loved one has been scammed talk to them, the care facility and your local police department.

Watch the video above for the full report.


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