99.3 CountyFM wants to hear Your Story!
99.3 County FM, is creating a 6-part documentary series entitled:
“Outsmarting the Scammers – Helping Seniors Fight Fraud”
This initiative is made possible by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
Prince Edward County is the second oldest Census Division in Ontario. Fraud is not only proliferating, but scammers and their schemes are becoming more sophisticated, and the scammers exploit seniors’ trust. They are experts at their job, and they know how to get people to fall for their fraud.
Our goal for the series is to educate seniors on what to watch for, how to proactively take steps to avoid being scammed, and what to do if you are scammed.
We are working in partnership with the Prince Edward County Detachment of the OPP, The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association, and the Municipality of the County of Prince Edward.
We are looking for seniors (and their families) who have experienced fraud and are willing to share their story.
Many people don’t report fraud because they are embarrassed. We will do all that we can to ensure that you feel comfortable when you share what happened.
You will be interviewed and recorded by 99.3 FM volunteers.
At your request, your identity will be hidden.
Your story may be part of the 6-part documentary series that will air February-March 2024.
An honorarium will be provided for your participation.
Please contact Renay Weissman-Stanners via the radio station to arrange an interview or answer your questions.
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