An event for seniors

Carter Haydu
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Moose Jaw Police Service Const. Landon Giraudier chats with Marion Tolley during the 50-Plus Expo at Mosaic Place on Saturday.

It’s unfortunate, but there are those in this world who attempt to take advantage of the trustworthy nature of some people so as to defraud them out of money.

While these fraudsters might target their cons to the general public without bias, Moose Jaw Police Service Sgt. Cliff Froehlich said the elderly in society often seem to be the ones who fall victim to these phone or internet-based scams.

“They’re more susceptible, because they’re more trusting people,” Froehlich said, adding it is his goal to make senior citizens aware of the dangers that exist in this regard, so as they might not be taken in by a fraud.

“If it’s too good to be true, it’s not true,” he said, adding anyone who has come in contact with a potential fraud is certainly encouraged to contact local police, so as to at the very least make the public aware.

“Those things are out there all the time.”

A local police booth was one of 17 set up at Mosaic Place on Saturday morning for the second 50-Plus Expo hosted by Palliser MP Ray Boughen.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Police Service, Times-Herald

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