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

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

Are Scammers and Fraudsters Targeting Your Grandma?

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?

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.

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 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

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,

Know How Senior Citizens Become Targets for Fraud

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.