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LIFE after 50 - Current Issue - February 2015 Vol. 25 No. 2

New film follows seniors looking for love

Written by Jeanne Davant

0215_AgeOfLove_Janice_PachoIs it ever too late for love? The answer from 30 seniors who signed up for a speed-dating event in Rochester, N.Y., was a resounding “no”.

These folks put their hearts on the line to find the companionship and affection they were missing in their lives. Filmmaker Steven Loring followed their adventures as they prepared for the event, mingled and found it was still possible to feel that spark.

The result is an acclaimed documentary, “The Age of Love.” It will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs, as part of a nationwide, Valentine’s Day launch.

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Phone fraud scam targets taxpayers

Beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They are part of a tax scam.

“This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen,” said J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). George noted that his office has received reports of more than 20,000 contacts and has become aware of thousands of victims who have collectively paid over $1 million as a result of the scam.

Callers claiming to be from the IRS tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license.

Read more: Phone fraud scam targets taxpayers