South Carolina Lt. Governor Rolls Out New Program to Protect Elderly

By: Melissa Tune Email
By: Melissa Tune Email

News 12 at 11 o'clock, November 28, 2008

Augusta, Ga ----The holiday season is often the time many elderly people are taken advantage of and scammed, but if the state of South Carolina has anything to do with it that's all going to change.

Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer has introduced his new initiative called the "Senior Shield Program." The website was launched recently to prevent fraud against the elderly. It is a "one stop shop" resource to make sure anyone you do business with is completely legitimate.

The Senior Shield Program's site will to provide seniors or thier caregivers the ability to check up on businesses or services to make sure that they don't fall victim to predators. Bauer has traveled all over South Carolina over the past month to talk about the new the program. He stopped in North Augusta and Aiken County on Tuesday.

For more information, go to, or call toll free, 1-877-723-3771.

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