Cuyahoga County Scam Squad uses BINGO to educate seniors to avoid scammers » Scammer News
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Our partners at the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad are trying out a new way to engage seniors.
The goal is to teach them to protect their money and personal information.
It’s an increasingly important lesson, as we discovered new numbers that show a particular scam is drawing more and more money out of local victims.
Sheryl Harris with the County’s Department of Consumer Affairs said the new game the Scam Squad created is much like BINGO.
It’s called ‘SCAMO’ and she said groups are playing it at senior centers across the county.
We got to see the game in action this week.
Each space includes information about a scheme affecting our area.
We noticed that Officials spent more time discussing one specific scam during the game Tuesday.
Harris said romance scams popped into Cuyahoga County’s top 10 in 2020 for the first time.
“[It] was just an eye-opener for us,” Harris said.