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Better Business Bureau ®
Start With Trust®
In Minnesota and North Dakota
Senior Program

Senior Outreach Program

The mission of the Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. In our quest to fulfill this mission, the BBB reaches out to demographics that are targeted by scammers, like seniors, to provide important information to them and empower them to fight fraud. Our full-time Senior Program Manager travels throughout Minnesota and North Dakota to talk to seniors, listen to their concerns, and educate them how to “spot, stop, and report fraud.” We provide education and practical resources to senior citizens helping them: increase financial literacy, make wise purchasing decisions, and avoid and report on scams. Appearing vulnerable or making a bad decision can have devastating consequences for seniors including losing their life savings and ability to live independently.

Free Video and Free Educational Pamphlets

Be Wise, Be Informed, Be Empowered

Contact us for a free copy of a 20 minute educational video: Be Wise, Be Informed, Be Empowered. The BBB produced this video in response to the growing problem of scams targeting seniors.

With this video, the BBB hopes to help seniors maintain their financial independence and well-being by making wise purchasing decisions and educating them on how to identify and avoid common scams - ultimately keeping the money out of the hands of scam artists. Learn about the Grandparents Scam, lottery and sweepstakes scams, telemarketing scams, home repair fraud and more! The BBB gratefully financial support from Allianz which made production of this video possible.

You can have the video and companion pamphlets for your community group!

You can call us and we’ll come to you with the video and handout pamphlets and lead a group discussion. Free.

Call Gary Johnson, BBB Senior Program Manager at 651-695-2424 or gary.johnson@thefirstbbb.org for further information or to set up a presentation.

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