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Triad & Scam Alerts


What is TRIAD? It is a community policing program which increases safety to the senior citizens in our community.

TRIAD works as a partnership with the:

  • Worcester County Sheriffs Department
  • Town of Lunenburg
  • Lunenburg Police Department
  • Lunenburg Council on Aging

Major polls indicate that crime and the fear of crime impact severly on older Americans. Recognizing the challenging situation presented by a rapidly increasing number of older persons in the county, we desire to identify and offer ways of dealing more effectively with many of the problems faced by older citizens.

Because of the aging of the population and the increasing demands being placed on public safety agencies to meet the needs of older citizens, it is important that the county's leading public safety agencies devote special attention to the needs of senior citizens.

Through TRIAD we will have the 911 phones available FREE for elders to use incase of emergency, the house numbering program to make it easier for emergency personnel to find your home if it is not well marked, and Iris scanners which will be used to identify wandering Alzheimer's patients.

*Worcester County Sheriff's Office*

Triad House Numbering Program

This program is designed to assist all emergency personnel in identifying residences that do not have a numbered address on their homes.

Our Community Service Department along with our inmates will create custom wooden signage with numbers. These will then be placed on the front of the home/end of driveway.

Residents will have two styles of wooden signs to choose from and opt for one or two signs depending on need.



The following are recent SCAMS all seniors should be aware of!



People in Lunenburg have been getting phone calls from scammers claiming to be a grandchild or relative saying they are out of the country, in trouble, and need money wired to them via Western Union immediately. 


They will ask for thousands of dollars and request that you do not tell anyone about it...that should send off an alarm to you that this is not real. Call the police and report them. The best way not to be fooled is to not send money to anyone without proper identification and credentials. Always check! Call a friend or relative of the person calling who claims to be a relative (regardless of what they ask you to do) and check to see if this person is really in need. Call your local police department immediately and report it to them if you think you have been scammed.



If people come to your door claiming to be landscapers with no truck, no tools, no identification, no matter how good the price 


Recently people have been targeted in the area. Only use reputable landscapers with references.

The Lunenburg Police Department has notified the Council on Aging that several scams against senior citizens are happening in our area.

*Elders are receiving phone calls or are contacted by so called Lottery Officials and Canadian Bank persons. Often a person is told they have won the lottery or prizes. The individual is asked to send monies in order to receive the prize. If anyone contacts you and says you need to send money to receive a prize that you have won ITS A SCAM!

*Another scam is a company offering you $1000 to fill out a survey. The survey is extensive and asks for personal information including medical facts. They use this to steal identities and you will never see the $1000.

*The Attorney General's Office has adviced the Lunenburg Police of a phone scam involving a caller misrepresenting him/herself as a representative from Medicare checking on account information and victims are giving their social security #'s and personal information to them. THEY SELL THIS INFORMATION THIS IS A SCAM!

*A local resident received a letter from a person claiming to be a "personal account officer" of an alleged family member who was an oil contractor with the Gamian oil corporation in the Republic of Gambia. the "late" relative allegedly left $6.5 million in his "branch" and if not claimed by next of kin would will be returned to the Republic of Gambia! The scammer would be willing to split the money 50/50 if an arrangement could be made! ANOTHER SCAM!

No matter who contacts you keep these in mind:

1. Never give out or confirm your personal information over the phone, especially to people you do not know.

2. You never need to pay a fee, taxes, etc if you've won a prize or the lottery (those for the real lottery are usually deducted from the winnings)

3. Always check mailings that look official with the actual organization.

4. Remember the old adage "If it looks too good to be true it probably is"

STAY ALERT If you are concerned call the Lunenburg Police Department at 978-582-4150.

Last Updated: Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:12pm