Entries by Benzie Senior Resources

BEWARE of NEW TELEPHONE SCAM

A telephone scam in which crooks alter caller ID to make it seem as if the call is coming from the HHS OIG Hotline 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) to get beneficiaries and members of the public to verify or share personal info which is used to victimize them via financial and other crimes – draining their bank […]

October is Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month. We’ll have information on how to prevent fires by recognizing potential hazards. With the weather changing our furnaces, wood stoves, electric heaters and propane tanks will be back on and we sometimes need a safety refresher.

Government Imposter Scams

Government Imposter Scams August 3, 2016 My Consumer Protection Division reports receiving several contacts from businesses asking about a suspicious email pretending to be from “The Office of The Attorney General.” The email in question is bogus and its attachment should not be opened; recipients should delete it. I am issuing the attached Government Imposter […]

IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam

From the IRS website: IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge […]