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Area Agency on Aging to Host Cryptocurrency Scam Awareness Event

  Posted on July 17, 2023

Ontario, OH – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is pleased to announce an upcoming event focused on raising awareness and equipping older adults with the knowledge and tools to protect themselves from cryptocurrency scams. Unfortunately, the risk of scams targeting vulnerable individuals. This event, tailored specifically for older adults, aims to educate, empower, and foster a sense of digital safety within our senior community.


Exploitation, especially scams such as cryptocurrency scams, continue to be a growing concern amongst older adults. Understanding the urgency to address this issue, the Area Agency on Aging, in collaboration with the Ohio Attorney General and other professional organizations has organized a dedicated event to shed light on these scams and arm vulnerable individuals with the information they need to safeguard their finances.


The event, titled “Cryptocurrency Scam Awareness and Information,” will take place on Friday, August 4 from 9:30 to 11:00 at The Brickyard on Main, located at 135 S. Main St., Marion, OH 43302.  It will feature informative presentations led by Richard Meeker, MSW, LISW-S and Katie Harper, of the Ohio Attorney General. Representatives from the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Marion Senior Center, Marion County Council on Aging, ProSeniors, Ohio Attorney General, and Marion Jobs and Family Services and Adult Protective Services will be on-site to provide resources and information. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about various types of cryptocurrency scams, including fraudulent schemes, and identity theft, along with practical tips to detect and prevent such scams.


This event is free and is intended for older adults, finance professionals, and community members who engage with older adults. For more information, please contact Sue Montgomery at Registration is not required but space is limited. This event will be live-streamed on August 4th on the Agency’s Facebook page


The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., located at 2131 Park Avenue West in Ontario, provides leadership, collaboration, coordination and services to older adults, people with disabilities, their caregivers & resource networks that support individual choice, independence, and dignity.