START given presentation on scams

Staff Report

MAN, W.Va. — The April meeting of START (Seniors Taking Active Roles Today) was held at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church Thursday, April 28, 2016. “April Showers” were the inspiration for the blue and green table covers. Miniature umbrellas were opened on the corner tables and hung from the ceiling.

Following the blessing for the food, a lunch was enjoyed by those attending. Donna McNeely celebrated an April Birthday.

Mrs. Peni Adams, Consumer Representative and Compliance Specialist for the Office of the Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, gave a presentation on telephone and internet scams. Adams said the best way to avoid telephone scams is to not answer the phone if you do not recognize the number. In most cases it is a “fishing” call to see if a real person belongs to the randomly generated phone number. If you answer, your number is made available to many sellers.

Adams gave members handouts which contained further information on scams and numbers you could call if you think you have be targeted.

Minutes of the March meeting were read, announcements of upcoming events were made and door prizes were awarded.

Attending the meeting were Elaine Thompson, Frank Thompson, JoAnne Hensley, EV Rallos, Gretchen Donahue, Jean Wintz, Elmer Jeffery Jr., Lounice Jeffery, Lou Arnold, Jane Grimmett, Donna McNeely, Bill McNeely, Betty Gentry, Ethel Morgan, Frank Combs, Merlin Spears, Delores Spears, Billie Noel, Pauline Jeffery, Lessie Bailey, Maxine Justice, Jeanie McDaniels, Dixie Frazier, Robert Frazier, Donna Thibault, Paul Thibault, Pebble Vance, Arthur Brunty, Barbara Brunty, Chad Story, Pat White, Elizabeth Tackett, and Gertie Moore.

START will be meeting Thursday, May 26, at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church in South Man. The Healthy Logan County group will be in attendance to give instruction on CPR methods. They will bring the ‘dummies’ with which to practice technique. Seniors are welcome to attend.

Staff Report

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