November 30, 2018

Beware of holiday scams - a presentation at Windham Public Library

Unfortunately, some people take advantage of the holiday cheer by either conning people into
purchasing items that do not exist or using other scam methods to steal money from the unsuspecting.

To help the community become aware of the variety of scams that are popular during the holidays, AARP Maine Communications Director Jane Margesson will be joined by Windham Chief of Police Kevin Schofield for an hour-long presentation on what to look out for and how to protect yourself from con artists.

Join them on Thursday, December 6 at the Windham Public Library from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a short presentation on common holiday scams and tips to keep you and your family safe. This will be followed by an opportunity for question and answers and free scam prevention resources will be provided.

Some topics of discussion will include “deals” that do not exist, gift card scams, online shopping safety, and genealogy, package delivery and charity scams.

The presentation will also provide information on prevention strategies, advising a number of things you can do to protect yourself from these crimes.

There is nothing festive about fraud. Make sure you keep the holiday cheer in your life by becoming informed and guarding yourself from a scam that could change your life. Join Margesson and Schofield next Thursday for this informative presentation.

For more information, contact Margesson at 207-776-6301 or at

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