Senator Richard Blumenthal was in Danbury on Wednesday to talk with seniors about scams and steps they can take to prevent from becoming victims this holiday season. Blumenthal told a crowd at Elmwood Hall that the holiday season often sees an increase in scams and frauds against the elderly. Blumenthal says the criminals make it easy for generous people to squander hard earned dollars on look-alike or sound-alike charities. He says donors should be prudent, and ask for information in writing. He also suggested not giving out social security or bank account information over the phone.