Senior Citizens Get a Lesson on Personal Security

WILMINGTON -- Don't carry your social security card in your wallet was one of the lessons from the "Scam Jam" event at the New Hanover County Senior Center.

About 300 seniors listened to advice from WECT's Jim Hanchett, New Hanover County DA Ben David, Brunswick County DA Rex Gore, and others, on how to protect themselves from identity theft, postal fraud, and other rip-offs.

The participants also had a chance to check whether the state had property or money that belonged to them. As it turned out, four people were on those lists. They went home with hundreds of dollars they did not know they had.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer