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
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
You bet they are and here is why! Consumers lose billions of dollars each year to fraud. People over age 50 are especially vulnerable and account for over half of all victims, according to a study conducted by AARP. But as people reach the 70 plus age the numbers sky rocket. While most of the… Continue reading Are Scammers and Fraudsters Targeting Your Grandma?
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.
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… Continue reading Exploding Senior Population Means More Will be Target of Scams and Frauds
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,
Although you and I can’t imagine cheating anyone- especially a sweet-natured senior citizen- thousands of other people can.In fact, they make a career of lurking in the shadows, waiting to the win the trust of your aging mother, beloved grandfather or isolated, elderly neighbor.