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If you’re one of the resourceful, dedicated people who uses Pass It On and Pásalo materials to help older adults avoid scams, thank you! You’re part of an enormous network that’s shared more than 17 million fact sheets and bookmarks, in English and Spanish, at coffee chats, financial literacy classes, information fairs, and in libraries, lobby tables, and other community meeting places over the last eight years. Now we’ve got more reasons for you to Pass It On.

Check out our refreshed Pass It On website. We’ve added new online and print information about business impersonators and investment scams and updated our existing materials about common scams that often affect older adults — like romance, tech support, and grandkid scams. You’ll also find updated downloadable Power Point presentations about the 13 topics Pass It On covers — complete with speaker’s notes — and a print Sample Pack with 13 fact sheets to enhance your presentations. Don’t worry, you’ll still find straightforward advice for older adults that respects their lifetime of experience. 

For the next seven weeks, we’re hosting short webinars about new Pass It On materials for people who do outreach and education with older adults. We’ll talk through the process for ordering free print materials to enhance your trainings and group presentations, demonstrate the Power Point presentations for each topic; and talk about ideas for sharing Pass It On with your community. Want to learn how to link Pass It On to your website? We’ve got you covered. Check out the schedule below and find one focused on your area of focus: aging services, community support, law enforcement, or library staff and volunteers.

Webinars — Reaching Older Adults about Scams: Pass It On

Open to all

Webinars in English

Webinars in Spanish

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Stephen Trickey
January 24, 2023

Thank you

January 24, 2023

we comment what you are doing is good and we support this we will work with you and partnership with you and make sure all we work is clean and we stop the scam

Hugh Gautier
January 24, 2023

I signed up on Feb 20 and have gone to the Florida Attorney General's office and ordered the materials I thought I'd need. Since I live very near 2 USAF Bases, I also got materials that could be helpful to and for them.

Julie McKay
February 01, 2023

I was a victim of fraud of over $40,000. I submitted a complaint to the FTC but received no response. I tried to go to the FBI office in Florence, SC but no one answered the door and when I called the number it was not in service. This has put me in a horrendous financial position. I have a ton of evidence but it does me no good when I cannot get any investigative agency to help me. I am 70 and struggling to get through this with no help. I hear of help for seniors who are victims of fraud and crimes but I have not received any help at all!!!