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Better Business Bureau ®
Start With Trust®
Southfield, Serving Eastern Michigan & the U.P.
Senior Scene
Every year, scam artists bilk seniors out of billions of dollars because the senior demographic is perceived to be more trusting and easier to persuade. To address this issue, Better Business Bureau has created a program designed to keep seniors informed of scams and deceptive business practices in the marketplace and to empower them to act as community advocates against fraud.

Senior Scam Prevention Seminars

The BBB hosts scam prevention seminars for groups, organizations, senior centers and senior living facilities at no cost. Attendees will learn: red flags of investment fraud and other scams, the most recent and most prevalent scams in the market, how to avoid becoming a victim of a scam and more

The BBB will also provide training for caregivers so that they can recognize the warning signs when their loved one is potentially becoming a victim of a scam.

The Senior Brigade

The BBB is currently recruiting seniors to become the eyes and ears of their communities and to help the BBB fight scams and fraud targeting the elderly and other consumers.

Participants will act as a consulting team for the BBB, providing information and insights into the scams and bad business practices that their peers are facing. They can help to call attention to questionable or misleading advertisements.

The Senior Siren

New scams are cropping up daily and it’s hard for even the most connected consumer to stay informed. The Senior Siren will keep readers on top of the latest scams and bad business practices and give them tips on how to avoid them through a monthly newsletter and timely alerts.

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Senior Scene Sponsoring Organizations

The BBB is currently recruiting sponsors for the Senior Scene. Sponsors will receive recognition and publicity in print and online promotions, social media, media, newsletters, in-person seminars and more. Businesses that serve this demographic will enjoy the targeted marketing opportunities that this will afford them.

Anyone interested in any aspect of the Senior Scene should contact Lisa Dilg at ldilg@easternimichiganbbb.org or 248-799-0326.

The Senior Scene receives generous support from these sponsors: