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THE SPIRIT OF GIVING

M4A Alabama CARES Program Blesses Families

Alabama CARES, our Caregiver Program, worked hard this Holiday Season collecting donations to bless sixteen families across our region. These families are very special and are grandparents raising their grandchildren. Thirty grandchildren were provided warm clothing and other gifts they really needed this Christmas. 
"Grandparents who are raising their grandchild or grandchildren may need extra support during the holiday season to provide more resources to keep the family together. Our Alabama CARES program helps these very special families year-round as needed with support, education, resources, and supplies." - Carolyn Fortner, M4A Executive Director

BEWARE OF THE GRANDPARENT SCAM!

The Grandparent Scam works like this. The grandparent receives a distressed phone call from someone whom they believe is their grandchild or other family member. The supposed grandchild typically explains that they are in an emergency situation such as traveling out of the state, they have been arrested, or they have been involved in an auto accident. They need the grandparent to wire money to post bail or to pay for damages—usually amounting to a few thousand dollars. While many seniors have reported the scam without falling for it, others have been victimized.

M4A advises seniors to confirm the legitimacy of the call by verifying the story with other family members before taking any further action. Ask a personal question that only a real grandchild would know and if anyone asks to send money via a wire transfer, BEWARE! Report these types of scams to your local law enforcement agency or the Alabama Attorney General's Office.


 
WATCH THIS SHORT 2 MINUTE VIDEO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GRANDPARENT SCAM.
Our January E-Newsletters will include information on our Home &

Community Based Services (HCBS) and Legal Services Programs.

 
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