A new office for Seniors vs. Crime will operate out of Moyer Recreation Center in The Villages.
This is the same office as the Fruitland Park Police substation in the Village of Pine Ridge. Hours are 10am to 2 pm on Tuesdays, managed by John Townley, a volunteer.
The purpose of these offices is to keep residents of the area aware of scams and crimes. Seniors vs. Crime has a database with nearly 7,000 entries to keep folks alerted.
Bryan Lifsey is a volunteer in the Sumter County office, and he encourages people to check the database before hiring anyone.
A volunteer since 2002, he says he has seen the number of scams continually grow along with the growth of The Villages.
His motto is, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” The phone number at this location is 352.674.1882.