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REMEMBER YOUR C.P.R. - It’s “First Aid” for Potential Fraud Victims
Frauds and sales scams continue to be a serious concern for seniors. To help you better recognize a scam, simply apply Sgt. Bob’s “C.P.R.” test. Early scam detection is the key to prevention. So whether you’re on the computer, telephone, at your front door, or in the showroom, if you feel:
- C - CONFUSED - if baffled by the details, shut the sales pitch down.
- P - PRESSURED - if an imminent threat to your security or property is emphasized, shut it down.
- R - RUSHED - if pressured to act now or lose the deal, shut it down.
Make purchases on YOUR schedule, and only after doing your research. Remember that you’re in control, not the aggressive sales person. Trust your instincts when you feel confused, pressured or rushed. For more of Sergeant Bob’s “first aid” tips for potential fraud victims, click here.
Retired Police Sergeant Bob Paterson works closely with The McLennan Group to develop and share practical, economical safety tips for Canadians 50-plus. To read and print out all tips and view Sergeant Bob’s appearance schedule, visit Senior Safety Tips online.