Trustworthy, by definition if you are trustworthy, you can be relied on as honest and truthful. People in South Mississippi are generally quite trusting. Unfortunately a small part of the population is not trustworthy. Often they prey on senior citizens trust and take their money.
We applaud recent education efforts by law enforcers teaching our seniors to be careful about deals that can turn out to be scams, or people asking for your personal information. And too often we hear of people who are convinced by those they hardly know to pay up front for a service, only to be bilked of their money.
We are not telling you not to trust anybody. Just be smart. Trust should be earned. But, if you do get taken for your money, make sure you report the thieves and help officers catch and stop them.
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WLOX-TV General Manager