Seniors vs. Crime office battles fraud aimed at older residents

Published: Friday, June 7, 2013 at 05:43 PM.

Anytime a caller asks for personal information, including bank account, debit card or credit card numbers, or Social Security numbers, "you have to be strong and say 'no' and hang up,” Whitten said.

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Seniors vs. Crime, a project of the Florida Attorney General's office, offers free fraud assistance for senior citizens.

Additionally, manager J.B. Whitten and program volunteers are available to speak to local clubs and organizations about combating fraud and scams.

The office is open 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at 296 S. Ferdon Blvd. Call 306-3176 or 306-3177 or email

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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