One national senior care network hopes to help seniors protect themselves from scams and other forms of fraud.
The Home Instead Senior Care Network is launching what it calls the Protect Seniors From Fraud program, a national campaign that will include free Senior Fraud Protection Kits.
The kits include advice to help families protect their senior from becoming a target of scams and help them assess how likely their senior is to be targeted.
The Madison office of Home Instead Senior Care Network says it's currently in the process of ordering the kits.
Studies have shown telemarketers direct anywhere from 56 percent to 80 percent of their calls at older Americans.
People 65 and older represents around 13 percent of the U.S. population and the percentage has been growing in recent years.
Call For Action reporter John Beard will have more on the Senior Fraud Protection Kit and when the kits will be available in the Madison area tonight in 27 News at 5 and 6:30.
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