Norway Savings Bank and SeniorsPlus Offer Senior Fraud Prevention Training

A man and woman standing in front of SeniorsPlus sign

Sarah Porter, Branch Supervisor at Norway Savings Bank’s South Paris branch and Gus Nelson, Community Education Supervisor at Seniors Plus are hosting two fraud prevention sessions for seniors on May 19th at the First Congregational Church in South Paris.

Norway, Maine – Norway Savings Bank and SeniorsPlus will offer two fraud prevention training sessions for seniors on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the First Congregational Church of South Paris at 17 E Main Street.

Sarah Porter, the Branch Supervisor at Norway Savings Bank’s South Paris branch, and other volunteers from the bank, will provide a one-hour presentation called “Safe Banking for Seniors” which focuses on scams and fraud targeting the elderly.

“It’s heartbreaking for us at the bank when our customers are victims of fraud,” said Porter. “Awareness is the best defense against these schemes. Unfortunately, unscrupulous people see the elderly as appealing targets. This presentation will arm seniors with the information they need to protect themselves.”

“When Sarah reached out with this idea, I was very pleased,” said Gus Nelson, SeniorsPlus Community Education Supervisor. “We encounter elder fraud situations here at SeniorsPlus and, while we educate people, it’s often after the perpetrator has committed the crime. There’s nothing like having experts like Sarah and her team from Norway Savings Bank proactively provide this information directly to the people who need it most.”

These fraud prevention training sessions will be held from 10-11:30am and 5-6:30pm. Interested parties can register by calling Gus Nelson at 207-753-6143 or emailing [email protected] There is no charge to attend. Light refreshments will be served.


About Norway Savings Bank

Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of March 31, 2022, Norway Savings Bank had $1.753 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in trust and investment services, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2022, Norway was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” for the fourth year in a row by Wellness Workdays. BauerFinancial has designated Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 32 continuous years. For more information, visit