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These 3 common scams target older adults in Modesto. Here’s how to avoid and report them

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Scams are on the rise across the U.S. — and as the country faces this growing trend, older adults in Modesto have lost thousands of dollars.

Data from the Federal Trade Commission shows a more than 30% increase in money lost due to fraud between 2021 and 2022 nationwide, with a total loss of almost $8.8 billion.

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Pedestrian dies in early-morning hit-and-run in Modesto

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 A 68-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run collision in Modesto on Wednesday morning, according to the Modesto Police Department.

At 6:53 a.m., officers responded to Yosemite Boulevard at Santa Ana Avenue and found Ronald Swindle, 68, of Modesto dead at the scene.

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Elderly woman robbed outside Modesto’s Costco store. Two Stockton men arrested

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Modesto police detectives arrested two Stockton men on suspicion of robbing an elderly woman in the Costco parking lot on Pelandale Avenue on Wednesday.

The 71-year-old victim was sitting in her vehicle just after noon when one of the men opened the passenger door and grabbed her purse from the seat, said Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear. Her purse contained her credit cards, cell phone and money.

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Turlock youth group helping elderly, families in need get groceries during coronavirus pandemic

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TURLOCK, Calif. — When the most vulnerable can’t go shopping, some everyday heroes in Turlock are heading to the store to shop for them.

Brooke Rose, Emma Borrelli, Lilly Leonard, Grace Gonzales, Kayla Reese and Bella Pace are members at New Life Christian Center High School ministry. With the help from their Youth leader Brittony Raffatti, the girls came up with a plan to start a grocery delivery service for those sheltering from Coronavirus.

"As a small group, we wanted to give back to our community," Borrelli said. "So, as soon as the pandemic hit we wanted to jump on the to the opportunity."

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