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Jackie Wiley-Sistrunk, 49

On a crusade since: 1994

Day job: Education and outreach coordinator, Seniors Against Investment Fraud

Achievement: Putting retirees on guard against con artists

Why she's a hero: Working at a state financial-protection agency, Wiley-Sistrunk often heard from seniors hit by fraud. After SAIF launched with a Department of Justice grant in 2001 -- enabling volunteers to teach peers how to avoid rip-offs -- she worked hard to spread its message; last year she spoke to 3,000 seniors herself.

SAIF is a model for agencies in nine other states.

"Some seniors are savvy. Some are sweet and trusting. That's why education is important," she says.

  @Money - Last updated November 12 2012 06:25 AM ET
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