Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging issue alert on possible scam targeting older adults
A nonprofit organization is blowing the whistle on a scam that is targeting older adults in Connecticut.
The warning comes after Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging volunteer Karl Lurix received a postcard in the mail offering more information on additional death benefits from the state. Lurix told News 12 the person said they were with the organization.
"I didn't know there were those extra benefits,” he said. “So, I filled my name in and sent it back."
Lurix says the person then asked for payment to file his application, where he then confirmed she was a fraud.
The Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging told senior centers across the southwestern area in the state telling them about this scam
"Scamming older adults has really become a critical issue for so many in our community,” said Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging President & CEO Marie Allen.
Allen also acknowledged it's important to never give out any personal information like your birth date, Social Security or bank account information.