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Sanford, law enforcement to hold scam protection seminar

BEMIDJI -- Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota and local law enforcement will host the free lunch-and-learn “Protect yourself from scams: How to avoid being an easy target.” The event will be held at noon on Monday, March 12, in the Education Center at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.

During this one-hour session, Bemidji Police Officer Tabitha Carrigan and Chris Muller, Beltrami County emergency services director, will provide education on scams and fraud targeting older adults, as well as steps to help avoid becoming a victim.

The seminar will discuss the community’s TRIAD program, a partnership of three areas , including law enforcement, older adults and community groups, working together to promote safety and reduce the fear of crime that older adults often experience.

Older adults are often targeted because typically they own property, have excellent credit and are less likely to report fraud, a press release said.

The event is open to the public, although registration is required. Register by noon March 8 at (218) 333-5505 or