Staying scam-safe

Monday, August 16, 2021
Abbigail Sampson

People all around the world are affected by scams every single day. Are you prepared to react if you suspect a scam?

If you are not, consider joining us for this scam program. This program will cover some common types of scams, provide you with proactive steps you can take to protect yourself and your information and show you where you can go to report scams or frauds that have taken place.

Join us for this free, educational program presented by Abbi Sampson, Purdue University Extension educator in health and human aciences in Putnam County. This program is being offered Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Putnam County Fairgrounds in the York Automotive Community Building.

If you would like to join us for the program, please pre-register by calling the Extension office at 653-8411 or emailing

This program and all programs of the Purdue University Extension Service are open to everyone. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact Abbi Sampson at 653-8411 or by Aug. 27.

Visit or contact the local Extension office at 653-8411 for more information regarding this week’s column topic or to RSVP for upcoming events. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Evening and lunch appointments are available upon request.

Upcoming Events

Aug. 21 – Enhancing Your Garden Soil Health, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Indiana State University Community Garden, register at

Aug. 22 – Indiana State Fair ends

Aug. 23 – 4-H Education Pledge program, noon, sign up at

Aug. 23 – State Fair project pick-up (family dropped off), Indiana State Fair

Aug. 24 – State Fair project pick-up (Extension office dropped off), Extension office

Sept. 2 – Staying Scam-Safe, 6 p.m., Putnam County Fairgrounds, register at 653-8411

Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 – Fall walking group, 9 a.m., Big Walnut Sports Park, register at 765-301-7641

Sept. 27 – ServSafe one-day class and online exam, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Putnam County Fairgrounds, register at

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