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“If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.”

That phrase was echoed by nearly every speaker, Tuesday, during an event titled The Art of Scamming: Knowledge is Power, put on by the Morrison County Community Adult Protection Team. The event aimed to inform residents of different types of scams and how to identify them, along with what to do if they become a victim.

“I’d like to believe that this work will benefit the community and help those who have been scammed, because it’s all about education, about sharing what we know and what we’ve experienced so it doesn’t happen again,” said Leslie McCoy, a community health educator at Family Medical Center and member of the Community Adult Protection Team.

The event was run as part of Vulnerable Adult Awareness and Prevention Month. Though anyone can be preyed…

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