3 Rules to Help Avoid IRS Scams This Tax Season

Senior Woman Sitting at Dining Table Paying Bills And Filing Federal Tax Return

Don’t let fraudsters add to your filing stress This article was originally posted on AARP In the long list of Adult Things That Aren’t Fun, filing your taxes is pretty close to the top. Even worse is getting ripped off in a tax scam. If you want to safeguard your money

When It Comes To Dating, Take The Too Good To Be True Approach

Seniors searching for love can fall prey to dating dangers. That’s why I wanted to share the article below. This was part of a series on “Scam Me If You Can” as seen in AARP magazine: Melissa Trent’s heart jumped when she saw a new message from a user called “lovetohike1972” on her account with dating… Continue reading When It Comes To Dating, Take The Too Good To Be True Approach

Beware of Fake IRS Agents

When I hear the stories of seniors who get scammed, it just breaks my heart. That’s why I wanted to share the article below. This was part of a series on “Scam Me If You Can” as seen in AARP magazine: When Megan Murfield, then 40, answered a phone call in early 2018, two people were… Continue reading Beware of Fake IRS Agents

‘Free’ DNA Testing Used to Scam Medicare Recipients

DNA test by sampling of buccal cells.

States sound alarm about fraudsters urging cancer screenings. This article was posted on AARP. Jerry Armstrong, an IBM retiree in mountain-fringed Sonora, Calif., got a phone call out of the blue. Did he have any direct relatives who had cancer, and would he like a free DNA test that would reveal his propensity for the… Continue reading ‘Free’ DNA Testing Used to Scam Medicare Recipients

$1.2 Billion Medicare Fraud – Stay Alert!

This article was shared by Age Options As we have discussed in past Fraud Alerts, Durable Medical Equipment (DME) fraud is one the biggest scams we see in Illinois. Earlier this month, the Office of Inspector General with the help of the FBI, IRS, and other federal agencies announced federal indictments against individuals allegedly involved… Continue reading $1.2 Billion Medicare Fraud – Stay Alert!

5 Ways Medicare Theft Affects You Directly

How scam artists steal from you…   Practices such as phantom billing, which means charging Medicare for services not delivered, leaves money in the hands of fraudsters. Medicare fraudsters steal billions from the system and they can also have a direct impact on your wallet and medical records. Medical identity theft

Beware of scams targeting older people during the holidays

This article was shared on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Our Office for Older Americans is working to provide older consumers and their families with the tools and information they need to protect themselves from frauds and scams. Scams that target older people occur every day, but you can count on scammers to ramp up their… Continue reading Beware of scams targeting older people during the holidays