Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia warns of scam targeting senior citizens, caregivers

Posted at 9:14 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 09:14:27-04

The Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia (SSSEVA) is warning Hampton Roads residents of an alleged phone scam that seems to target seniors and their caregivers.

According to an email by the nonprofit, agency officials have received multiple reports from seniors and family members who live in Suffolk and Isle of Wight County who were targeted by these phone calls.

The calls, which come from a 757-461 number with rolling last four digits, identify themselves as "Senior Services." The callers then try to sell the answerer life insurance.

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia says it does not sell life insurance and will never call anyone to try and sell any product.

If you receive a call like this, you should hang up immediately, write down the caller’s phone number to share with law enforcement and then notify your local police department's consumer fraud unit.