Identity Theft

20 November, 2019

How Can You Help Protect Your Parents From Identity Theft?

2020-05-22T19:30:34-07:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Elder Care, Identity Theft|

Identity theft is a growing problem in the U.S. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there were 371,061 cases of identity theft reported in 2017. The most common type of identity theft was credit card fraud, making up about one-third of the identity theft cases with 133,015 cases reported in the U.S. The elderly are frequently victims of these crimes. They are often viewed as the perfect victims because they usually have substantial money saved for retirement and good credit scores. In addition, some aging Americans may not have as much internet savvy, so they could fall victim to ...


12 November, 2018

Watch Out For Holiday Scams That Target Seniors

2020-05-22T19:28:03-07:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Identity Theft, Scams|

The holidays should be a time for family, joy and togetherness. Unfortunately, criminals know that the holidays are also a prime time for fraud and scams that target seniors. That is because a lot of money changes hands during the season. Between charitable giving, buying gifts and travel, scammers find many opportunities to cross our paths. Here are a few common scams to watch for during the holidays: Fake charities. Unfortunately, there will always be people wanting to take advantage of the kindness of others. Don't let that ruin your charitable spirit around the holidays, but be on your guard. ...