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Staying Scam Safe

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 & Human Sciences in Putnam County. This program is being offered September 2nd at 6:00 pm at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, York Auto Community Building.


If you would like to join us for the program, please pre-register by calling the Extension Office at 765-653-8411 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, please contact Abbi Sampson at 765-653-8411 or by August 27th


Visit our homepage at or you can contact the local Purdue Extension Office by calling 765.653.8411 for more information regarding this week’s column topic or to RSVP for upcoming events. It is always best to call first to assure items are ready when you arrive and to RSVP for programs. While many publications are free, some do have a fee. Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. All times listed are Eastern Time.


Upcoming Events:

August 21 – Enhancing Your Garden Soil Health Program, 10am, ISU Community Garden, register at   

August 22 – State Fair Ends

August 23 – 4-H Education Pledge Program, Noon, signup at

August 23 – State Fair Project Pick Up (family dropped off), Indiana State Fair

August 24 – State Fair Project Pick Up (Extension office dropped off), Extension office

September 2 – Staying Scam Safe, 6pm, Fairgrounds, register at 765-653-8411

September 7, 14, 21, 28 – Fall Walking Group, 9am, Big Walnut Sports Park, register at 765-301-7641

September 27 – ServSafe 1-Day Class and Online Exam, 9am-4pm, Fairgrounds, register at




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