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Beware of scams targeting older people during the holidays

This article was shared on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Our Office for Older Americans is working to provide older consumers and their families with the tools and information they need to protect themselves from frauds and scams.

Scams that target older people occur every day, but you can count on scammers to ramp up their efforts to prey on people

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Hang up on spoofed SSA calls

If you get a call that looks like it

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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 of scams, fake news articles, and viruses ready to trick you into giving up sensitive information about yourself.

For elders, it can be especially challenging to know the difference between what

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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.

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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 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.

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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.