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Police Offer Education to Protect Elderly from Scammers


Rick Boston

Martinsburg Borough Police Chief Kerry Hoover, Blair County Sheriff James Ott, State Sen. Judy Ward and North Woodbury Township Police Chief Dave Rosamilia recently cooperated at Homewood in Martinsburg to warn residents about falling victim to scammers and how to identify a scam call.

As the summer months approach, police are once again warning the public to be on the lookout for scammers, especially those targeting the elderly.

Education is best defense

North Woodbury Township Police Chief Dave Rosamilia, said scammers who prey on the elderly are predators who target the most vulnerable of the population.

With two retirement communities in Martinsburg, Rosamilia said scammers have a lot of people in one area to target.

"They try to scare people into giving up their money and with our high elderly population, the scammers see it as an opportunity," Rosamilia said.


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