Lynchburg Police to hold Fraud Prevention Seminar after seeing a significant increase in scams

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Lynchburg Police Department will hold a free scam/fraud alert seminar on Nov. 14 after seeing an increase in citizens being scammed.

Police say the increase in fraud, especially online fraud, has been occurring for the past seven months. Con-artists have scammed citizens out of tens of thousands of dollars through credit card fraud, bank scams, or fake IRS scams claiming people owe taxes.

To combat this growing issue, the Lynchburg Police Department is holding a Fraud Prevention Seminar on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at West Lynchburg Baptist Church. The seminar will last about an hour, and will be held in the church’s fellowship hall. The seminar is open to any resident of Lynchburg over the age of 18.

COVID-19 restrictions will be in place for this event. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Everyone attending is asked to wear a face mask while inside the church building. To register, call Cindy Kozerow at (434) 455-6145 by Nov. 11 to reserve a seat. 

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