If you get a call that looks like it
1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Be careful dialing that number to ensure you are actually calling
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
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 elderly at even more risk of fraud and scams!
Usually credit monitoring is made available at no cost to the victims of the breach! Credit monitoring is only a temporary “band aid.”
The #1 prevention tool for preventing identity theft- and fraud- is a credit freeze.
Your credit score number is sold to you by marketing credit bureaus hoping to lend
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.
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 commuter mugs.
Many dads go into retirement with few, if any, hobbies so a gift toward a hobby isn
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 is also one of the fastest growing segments of population in the United States. In fact, it is projected that the number of people in that age group will double in the next century and the oldest old are the fastest growing portion of that group.
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,
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.