TRIAD/SALT Council host annual Senior Informational luncheon

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Jones County TRIAD/S.A.L.T. Council held their annual Senior Informational Luncheon at Sanderson Farms Executive Building in Laurel on Friday.

The event focused on bringing awareness to crim prevention for the elderly and encouraging them to stay informed and aware of their surroundings.

Officials from The Mississippi Attorney General's Office, and the secreatry of state' office fielded questions from particpants regarding voter id, identity theft, and gave advice on avoiding phishing scams.

Deputy Director, David Linzey, of the Mississippi Attorney General's Office from the Consumer Protection Division addressed the current issues regarding identity theft and scams that are specifically targeting the elderly citizens in communities across the state.

"Be aware of signing your name on some documents that you don't know what you are signing," said Deborah Warren, TRIAD/SALT Chairperson-President. "Get an attorney, or get someone at your church or next door neighbor to help you," said Warren.

Officials from the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office Elections Division spoke about voter ID issues.

Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee along with Police Chief Tyrone Stewart also attended the event.

Members of law enforcement agencies in the county and seniors in the community make u Triad. They use a "SALT" or Seniors and Law enforcement team appraoch to reduce crim against seniors and encourge them to contact local law enforcement officials as needed.