Possibly, with the shopping season at its highest, we unfortunately have noticed an increase in our elderly citizens being, or attempting to be, scammed by fraudulent companies and/or persons via phone. Recently Sargeant Chase Richards conducted a class at the Holy Family Senior Center to educate our community elders what to watch for in case of being contacted by these predators. If you or a loved one would like information on this serious matter. Please contact Sgt. Richards at the Apalachicola Police Department. (850-653-9755). We would be happy to provide the tools needed to avoid these costly and troublesome situations.