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Attorney General's mobile office makes stop in Region 8

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) -

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge began her mobile office tour, "Rutledge Resource Days," this month. The office made a stop in Walnut Ridge Tuesday.

The mobile office has made stops in several counties across the state to reach all Arkansans that Rutledge believes should have better access to services and resources within her office, according to her spokesman Judd Deere.

During Tuesday's stop at the Walnut Ridge Senior Center, Deere said it offered an educational class on Internet safety and allowed people to file a consumer complaint.

The class educated senior citizens on how to be more aware of scammers online and over the phone. 

Irene Vance took part in the class and said she has received calls from scammers in the past.

She said the class was very helpful and she is glad they came to the senior center because it is easier for older people to be fooled into scams.

"We went over the different kinds of scams like from tax collectors and different kinds of things," Vance said. "When they call and tell you that you've won a new car, don't send them money. If they knew I didn't have any money, they wouldn't call me in the first place. "

The Internet safety class was just one of many parts of the Rutledge Resource Day.

The office reached out to students, parents and teachers to supply them with child identification kits and safety identification bracelets.

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