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800-564-1856 419-624-1856
Using Scare Tactics to Harm You Financially
The IRS put out a WARNING that 90,000 complaints
have been received and an estimated 5 million dollars
have been lost by victims of this telephone scam….
The scammer portrays themselves as being the IRS.
The caller makes threatening demands for immediate
payment for taxes owed.
This is NOT how the IRS operates. If you should receive
a call like this,
hang up immediately!
The IRS wants you
to know that they will:
• NEVER ask you for your credit card, debit card, or
prepaid card information over the phone
• NEVER insist that taxpayers use a specifc payment
method to pay your tax obligations
• NEVER request immediate payment over the
• NEVER take immediate enforcement action
immediately following the phone call
If you think you owe taxes call the IRS, yourself, at
1-800-829-1040. If you are afraid to make the call
yourself, call Serving Our Seniors. We can facilitate the
communication using our 3-way phone calling system.
We will keep you on the line, dial the IRS and an
advocate from our offce will remain on the line to
provide you with moral support – and anything
else you may need us to do to assist you with
this problem.
Don’t trust your caller ID to confrm who is calling you.
With today’s technology scam artists know how to
manipulate phone numbers so it appears as though a
legitimate entity is calling you. In reality, the person on the
other end of the phone is a scam artist trying to dupe you
out of your money.
If you are an Erie County resident, age 60+, and you
would like Serving Our Seniors to help you in reporting
these types of crimes, call our offce at 419-624-1856
or 800-564-1856.
Oct. 1, 2014 is
Last Day to Register
Did you know that older people are seen as proftable/
easy targets by those who have no moral compass
and want your money? Would you be able to tell if
someone was trying to take advantage of you because
of your money? It’s not easy to identify if you are being
victimized because the perpetrators of this crime can be
strangers, friends/acquaintances, trusted professionals –
even close relatives.
This problem is jeopardizing the independence of
senior citizens. Serving Our Seniors is working to
solve it, but
we need your involvement.
Erie County
residents, age 60+, are invited to attend the symposium
“Understanding Financial Elder Abuse: The Crime,
The Shame & The Solutions”
on Oct. 10, 2014, 9:00 am
– 4:00 pm at Kalahari Convention Center.
The cost is a $10.00
refundable deposit.
It includes a
continental breakfast, baked chicken dinner – served to
your table – and an afternoon dessert break. If you arrive
no later than 11:30 am and participate until 4pm, your
$10.00 will be refunded immediately after the symposium.
But…. You have to register by Oct. 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm!
Go to or stop by our offce at
310 E. Boalt Street – Sandusky. Call 800-564-1856 for
more information.