Marshall addresses Silver Haired Legislature

Marshall addresses Silver Haired Legislature


TARGETING SENIOR CITIZENS ARE ON THE RAISE ACROSS ALABAMA– THAT’S ACCORDING TO ATTORNEY GENERAL STEVE MARSHALL. STATE CAPITOL REPORTER RESHAD CAUGHT UP WITH MARSHALL AS HE WARNED THE SILVER HAIRED LEGISLATURE ABOUT POTENTIAL SCAMS. RESHAD: AG MARSHALL SAYS AS TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES SO DOES SCAMMERS, THIS ISSUE WAS PERSONAL TO SEVERAL PEOPLE IN THE ROOM. NAT POP ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING —SENIOR CITIZENS HAVE BEEN A TARGET FOR SCAMS FOR YEARS. “They are targeted in many ways, I get lots of phone calls, targeting my social security number and credit cards” MAGDALENE PATTON IS A MEMBERS OF THE SILVER HAIRED LEGISLATURE— THE GROUP IS MADE UP OF 60 YEARS AND OLDER INDIVIDUALS– WHO ADVOCATE ON BEHALF OF SENIORS. PATTON SAYS ONE OF HER CLOSE FRIENDS NEARLY FELL VICTIM TO A MAJOR MONEY SCAM. SHE WAS TOLD TO SEND 500 HUNDRED DOLLARS TO WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A FAKE ACCOUNT. Magdalene Patton, Silver Haired Legislature “When she ran back home to late, they had gone into her bank account and cleaned her out” PATTON SAYS SHE IS VERY CAUTION WHEN DOING BUSINESS OVER THE PHONE. SCAMS AGAINST ELDERLY PEOPLE WAS ONE OF THE TOPICS ATTORNEY GENERAL STEVE MARSHALL SPOKE ABOUT TO THE SILVER SILVER HAIRED LEGISLATURE. “From the AG’s office we need to continue to educated senior on what to look for” MARSHALL SAYS THESE CASES ARE OFTEN CHALLENGING. Steve Marshall, Alabama Attorney General “Most of those that engage in these crimes don’t live in Alabama, they don’t live in the United States, that’s why it is very difficult for law enforcement to hold someone accountable” RESHAD: MARSHALL SAYS HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE REGULATIONS PLACED ON ROBO CALLS —- THAT’S A CONVERSATION HE SAYS HE PLANS TO HAVE WITH THE FCC. REPORTING IN MONTGOMERY RESHAD HUDSON… CBS 42 IS YOUR LOCAL ELECTION

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