WILTON, N.Y. -- 'Tis the season of giving, but it's also the season of taking -- by scam artists.
To help you combat any potential con men or women, the Wilton Library is offering "Scams: Prepare Yourself" from 10-11:30 a.m., Dec. 4, at the library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road.
Don McGran, security adviser at Fairfield County Bank, will discuss the many current scams being employed against citizens in the area. Frauds can occur online, via telephone, in the mail, or in person. Many of these frauds are targeted at the elderly in our community.
McGran will provide tips on how to recognize these scams and prevent you from falling prey to them. He also will discuss Identity theft prevention and safe banking practices.
McGran is a 30-year veteran of the Ridgefield Police Department, retiring at the rank of major (deputy chief) in 2011. He is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University and the FBI National Academy. As security adviser at Fairfield County Bank the past two years, he has been involved on a daily basis with advising customers and staff on the world of financial fraud.
The free event is co-sponsored by Fairfield County Bank and Wilton Library. Registration is recommended. Go to www.wiltonlibrary.org or call (203) 762-3950 to register or for more information..
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