Department of Cable and Consumer Services - Channel 16

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 133

Channel 16,

Mature Living

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Many people continue to fall victim to scams, and seniors are often a desirable target for scammers.  Melissa Smarr is a Code Specialist with Land Development Service and a facilitator with Silver Shield, and she reveals how we can protect ourselves and our assets.  Producer Fran Guastadisegni talks with MPO Anthony L. Capizzi, a Crime Prevention Specialist with the Fairfax County Police Department.  He describes actual scams that people have fallen prey to and offers tips on how to avoid them.  We close out our discussion with Trudy Marotta, the Volunteer Community Ambassador with AARP, Virginia, and a member of the Silver Shield Task Force.  Trudy is also a spokesperson for the Fraud Watch Network for Fairfax County, and she shares valuable resources we can all use to stay safe. 

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