Seniors in Far Rockaway learned some tips on how to avoid consumer fraud.
A representative from the State Attorney General's office shared advice at the JASA Roy Reuther Senior Center Tuesday.
He says scammers typically set a rushed deadline and sometimes pretend to be desperate grandchildren.
Experts suggest people get second opinions and ask specific questions about who exactly would benefit.
They also say to end the conversation right away if it sounds suspicious.
"We don't realize what we're really doing sometimes so this is very good," said participant Lucy Cortes.
If you think you are a victim of consumer fraud or need help, call the Attorney General's hotline at 1-800-771-7755.