Middlesex DA Marian Ryan Visiting Senior Center to Warn About Winter Scams

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan will speak at the Watertown Senior Center about avoiding scams.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan will spread awareness about winter scams when she visits the Watertown Senior Center this month. The event will be on Jan. 30, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center, 31 Marshall St., Watertown. This forum will educate participants about common scams that target senior citizens during the winter months. Scam-related topics include:

Home HeatingSnow RemovalRoof ServiceChimney CleaningFurnace CleaningVehicle MaintenanceTree Service

Please call to register, 617-972-6490.

Watertown High Gets Check from District Attorney for Safe Prom, Graduation Events

The following information was provided by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office:
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan donated $500 to Watertown High School to promote substance-free events after prom and graduation. Watertown High School is one of 13 high schools that applied to receive $500 from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office for safe post-prom and graduation events. District Attorney Ryan has hosted events across the county to encourage teenagers to make “safe choices” when attending parties and other activities with their friends. District Attorney Ryan has also spoken to parents on the topic of “social host responsibility,” warning parents and caregivers about the dangers of serving underage drinkers.

District Attorney Ryan Shares Tips for Seniors to Avoid Scams

Seniors should be wary of people targeting them for “crimes of opportunity, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said when she visited the Watertown Senior Center last week to talk about scams.

She warned seniors that scams come in all shapes and sizes, and the criminals can be quite clever and they target older people. “If you live in Massachusetts and you are a senior you are much less likely to be the victim of a crime. You are not out at 3 a.m. and I assume you do not have a lot of friends in a gang,” Ryan said. “But another thing is also true. You are as liable as anyone to be the victim of a crime of opportunity.”