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Lawyer launches senior fraud service

Jul 16, 2016 12:02 am
Diane Valden reports in The Columbia Paper that lawyer Kathryn Salensky has started a free legal help hotline for Columbia and Greene county senior citizens dealing with scammers, fraud, or abuse. The hotline, 518-751-0207, was started last month by Salensky with a project called, George’s Justice, named after her father, George Salensky, who died in March at the age of 90. Salensky launched that service at a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event at the Hudson library. Salensky said most seniors rely on phone land lines with little or no access to the internet. “Asking them to download a form would be like asking me to fix a carburetor,” she said. Anyone calling the hotline, 518-751-0207, leaves a message and someone calls back within 48 hours. “George’s Justice has a great partner in the Attorney General’s Office, which is eager to prosecute cases involving unauthorized services,” Salensky said. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.
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