Senior Citizens lose billions of dollars each year to scams
On Thursday, May 30th the Capital Region PCC put on a Lunch and Learn at the Colonie Senior Center. Our topic, “Senior Citizens lose billions of dollars each year to scams. Learn what the latest scams are and how to protect yourself.” Our own Postal Inspector, Joseph Kelly, was our presenter.
Statistics show that Seniors are more likely to report financial losses than younger people. Schemes such as prize-sweepstakes, lottery, family and friend scams as well as real estate and timeshare resale offer scams. Senior citizens are most likely to own their own home and have excellent credit, which makes them an easy target for scammers and con artists.
With well over 60 people in attendance, this event was well received by all. Each month we will be hosting at a different Senior Center around the Capital Region.
Below is a success story from the
Capital Region PCC
Linda Satterfield – Greater Hudson Valley PCC Admin, Mark Ruddy – BSN Albany, Andrew Casertino – BSN Albany, Larry Radliff – Metroland Business Machines
National PCC Day
On September 25th, the Capital Region PCC along with the Greater Hudson Valley PCC joined forces for our National PCC Day event held at The Desmond Hotel in Albany New York. It was a fun filled day beginning with a presentation given by Headquarters speaker, Simon Storey. Henry Dynka, Albany District Manager, Elvin Mercado, White Plains District Manager and Margaret Pepe, Area Marketing Manager were all in attendance. We also had Postal and Industry presentations on Mailing, Shipping and eServices. Both PCCs were honored with Platinum and Gold awards. A delicious buffet lunch was served, followed by a friendly, but challenging and competitive, game of Kahoot! Everyone enjoyed the time spent together and the event proved to be very informative and successful.