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Hang up on spoofed SSA calls

by Lisa Weintraub Schifferle Attorney, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education This article was originally shared on Consumer Information FTC If you get a call that looks like it’s

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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

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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’s elderly mother that

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Do You Really Know Everything You Need to Know About Senior Fraud?

It’s in the news again – seniors being victimized by a new scam or how con artists are targeting seniors in a community. Well, I tell you, I am just sick of it. Seniors are vulnerable, yes, but we

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Security Breaches Put Seniors at Risk!

Bad guy “Fraudsters” target your senior loved ones everyday. Identity theft is rampant! Add to this security breaches such as at Anthem and other financial/health care institutions put our

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Seniors and the Elderly are Targets for Swindlers – and What You Can Do About It

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

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Buying a gift for a senior dad who is retired is even more of a challenge than when he was working. At least then you could add to the closet full of shirts and ties or give him a day-of-the-week set of

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Exploding Senior Population Means More Will be Target of Scams and Frauds

Unfortunately, the most vulnerable segment of American society to scams, frauds and cons are those people ages 65 and older. Since the last census taken in 2010, the trends reported say that age group

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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

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Senior Scam That Can Cost You and Your Family

It is distasteful but it happens all the time. Seniors being scammed. With the holiday season just around the corner, scammers are becoming more creative in the plot to scam seniors.

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