SPOTSWOOD, NJ - There isn't a shortage of scams these days that look to hook unsuspecting residents in. Whether it's phone calls claiming that you own back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service or Apple claiming that your icloud has been violated, there are quite a few scams that residents need to be wary of. Woodmere Housing and the Spotswood Office on Aging with be hosting a Fighting Fraud presentation by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs on Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Spotswood Office on Aging.

Con artists will often use fear and intimidation tactics to frighten people into giving out personal information such as social security numbers, credit card numbers and more. Many victims have unwittingly given con artists access to their bank accounts or wired money because they thought a loved one was in danger.

The Fighting Fraud presentation will update residents on the latest cons that have been making the rounds as well as what to listen for and watch out for when it comes to phone and mail scams. Interested residents can register for the event by contacting Beth Blatt at 732-251-3432.

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According to statistics from an identity fraud survey, 15.4 million American fell victim to financial fraud in 2016. This number shows a 16 percent jump from 2015.

The Spotswood Office on Aging is located on 1 Arlington Avenue in Suite 401.