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By Lou Marzeles

‘Seniors First’ scam targets senior mortgages


A particularly troubling telemarketing scam aimed at senior citizens is rapidly getting around Washington State and has led to a representative of the State Department of Revenue (DOR) sending a letter to counties around the state warning them of the illegal operation.

Peggy Davis of DOR is warning counties of the scam, which refers to a fictitious organization. “I’ve received a number of phone calls over the last two days from senior citizens who have been contacted by a telephone solicitor marketing reverse mortgages,” Davis’ letter states. “The callers identify themselves as agents of ‘Seniors First,’ and their current target group appears to be Washington senior citizens...

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