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. ...

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8 September, 2017

Elderly People Continue To Be Targeted By Scam Artists

2020-05-22T19:25:37-07:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: Elder Abuse, Resources, Scams|

As long as there are senior citizens living in our communities, there will be an abundance of scam artists targeting this vulnerable group in order to steal their money, identity and dignity. For years, phone scams have been one of the go-to deceptions used by hucksters, manipulators, and thieves. With advancements in technology, phone scams have evolved in their sophistication. And while con artists continue to rely on this old way of trickery, they are constantly creating new tricks to scam older people, especially elderly widows. One of the best solutions to a phone scam is to simply and quickly ...

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13 September, 2016

6 Questions You Need To Ask Your Parents

2020-05-22T19:39:19-07:00September 13th, 2016|Categories: End-Of-Life Care Planning, Estate Planning, Long Term Care, Planning For Your Loved Ones, Probate, Scams|

For many people, imagining a time when their parents are the ones who need to be taken care of is challenging. For so much of your life, they are the ones who took care of you. While it may be difficult to envision, the truth is that it’s likely going to be a reality. Whether they need full-time care or they just need some guidance in making sure that their affairs are in order, your parents will likely need some extra support. Having some conversations sooner, rather than later, can ensure that everything is decided upon long before there needs ...

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9 July, 2015

Be Aware Of The Latest Scams

2020-05-22T19:41:23-07:00July 9th, 2015|Categories: Elder Abuse, Scams|

Anyone can fall victim to a scam. Young, tech-savvy people, business professionals - truly everyone can be targeted. Unfortunately, however, senior citizens may be particularly susceptible. For a number of reasons, scammers often target the elderly. Whether it's because of their perceived trusting nature or the possibility of a large nest egg ripe for the taking, seniors especially need to be aware of these scams. It's important to stay informed on the current scams. Just when you think you've heard of the latest, another one unfolds. If it's an elderly loved one you're concerned about, sit down with them and ...

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19 September, 2013

Beware: Scammers Target Elderly Adults

2020-05-22T19:53:08-07:00September 19th, 2013|Categories: Elder Abuse, Scams|

Scammers target senior citizens. It's sad, but it's true. Criminals prey on elderly adults because they assume that elders will either be too trusting to recognize the scam, or too polite to push back on the scammers' pressure tactics. Financial scams can affect any senior, even those who are smart and healthy. In fact, even Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has admitted to almost falling for a scam! You can help your loved ones stay safe The best way to avoid scams is to educate yourself and your elderly loved ones, so that you can recognize the signs of a scam. ...

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