Is That a Letter from Medicare?

The Illinois SMP at AgeOptions has received several reports from beneficiaries receiving letters that they believe are from Medicare. These letters say that it is important that you call soon to talk to a licensed insurance agent about the options available to you in 2019. These letters are not coming from Medicare but are coming… Continue reading Is That a Letter from Medicare?

Online Safety for Seniors: How to Spot Fake News, Medicare Fraud, and Phishing Scams

The Internet has revolutionized the way we do just about everything. From buying groceries to talking to friends and family to finding out the latest news, the World Wide Web puts seemingly infinite possibilities right at our fingertips. However, along with all of the good stuff we love about the Internet, there are unfortunately plenty… Continue reading Online Safety for Seniors: How to Spot Fake News, Medicare Fraud, and Phishing Scams

Some Crime Tips For The Elderly

Older people and their families worry about crime. Though older people are less likely to be victims of crime than teenagers and young adults, the number of crimes against older people is hard to ignore. Older people are often targets for robbery, purse snatching, pick-pocketing, car theft, or home repair scams. They are more likely… Continue reading Some Crime Tips For The Elderly

How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Senior Fraud

I got a call this week from a friend of mine, Sandy*, and she was really upset. Her mother, who is 84, got a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller told Sandy

The Grandparent Scam

  Each year over 10,000 grandparents fall for this scam that tugs on the hearts of grandparents and the love they have for their grandchildren. This scam is often called the “Spring Break Scam” when thousands of kids flock to the beaches down south. The “Scammer” will call and say something like, “Hi Grandma, do… Continue reading The Grandparent Scam

Marketing to Boomers is Not What You Think

If you’ve ever stood in line behind a group of baby boomers at a variety of shops and malls, you may have been amazed at the number of phones that get scanned at the checkout for coupons. Baby boomers are mobile in a big way, and smart companies are reaching out to the baby boomer… Continue reading Marketing to Boomers is Not What You Think

Seniors and the Elderly are Targets for Swindlers

Last evening, my longtime friend, Beth, called to tell me about her elderly Aunt Mary. As the story unfolded, I quickly but sadly realized that Aunt Mary was another example of just how vulnerable seniors are against smooth-operating criminals.

8 Tips to Improve Security for Seniors Living Alone

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Protect Against Elder Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse is becoming more and more common. Check out this video from USA Today on the rapidly advancing problem then visit www.seniorfraudalert.com for our solution.   It may be time to click your heels together and shout,