Older people are often the target of scams, fraud and exploitation. Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services does not solicit contributions or donations from our clients over the telephone. Some of our programs do have a token fee which is always requested in writing – never over the phone. With budget cuts and rising needs among the disabled and older adults, SCES is expanding its fund-raising program, but not at the expense of its clients. If someone solicits a donation from you on the phone please contact Donald Donato, Director of Planning & Community Relations at 617-628-2601 or email email@example.com.
The following link from the FBI provides the most up to date information and scam alerts so you can be Crime Smart: http://www.fbi.gov/becrimesmart.htm