Sandy Springs, Georgia — Today, Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) hosted a virtual Senior Resource Town Hall for residents of Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District. Over 1,700 residents took part in the conversation, which included expert presentations from representatives at AARP and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Panelists discussed the increased risk for seniors being targeted by fraudulent activity during the holiday season, as well as the Medicare Open Enrollment Period which is currently open for seniors to apply for or renew their health and prescription drug coverage. 

“I am so grateful for opportunities like this morning to connect with our seniors and help provide resources they need to stay healthy and safe,” McBath said. “It is critically important that we focus on our seniors and make sure that those throughout Georgia’s Sixth District are equipped with helpful information about how to manage their health benefits through Medicare and stay safe from scams and fraudulent activity that may be targeting them.”

“Online shopping can be convenient, safer than going to stores during COVID, and a trustworthy way of buying gifts,” said Seth Boffeli, AARP Fraud Prevention Advisor. “However, to be safe from losing money or sensitive personal information to online fraud, consumers need to take some precautions. Be suspicious of online ads offering savings too good to be true and websites or emails with poor graphics or sloppy writing. Also avoid using debit cards or payment apps online; credit cards offer better protections in the event of fraud.” 

Seniors are encouraged to remain vigilant during the holiday season to stay protected against scams and fraud. If you think you may have been targeted, please contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360. As a reminder, the Medicare Open Enrollment Period runs from now through December 15. Any senior in need of additional resources or assistance with any federal agency is encouraged to contact Rep. McBath’s Sandy Springs District Office by calling (470) 773-6330 or emailing