Beware of Tech Support Scams

Seniors are a favorite target for scammers and fraud, but we can fall prey at any age. People are repeatedly warned about offers that sound too good to be true or giving out personal information, such as credit card numbers to strangers. Even as we’ve become more vigilant about scams and frauds, criminals invent new ways to con us. One reason a scam is so successful is it’s ...

 
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Don’t Get Duped by the Latest Senior Phone Scam

I got a call last week from an out-of-area phone number and, uncharacteristically, I picked up the phone. I proceeded to listen to a recording of a man telling me that a friend or family member had ordered me a ...

 
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Avoid Scams, Browse Online Safely in Senior Living

Fact: seniors are active online. According to a Pew Internet & American Life Project report out this year, “53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email.” This number is growing every day.

Whether they’re using a ...

 
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Phone Scam Alert: Fake Grandkids Calling for Cash

The holidays are over, but that doesn't stop people seeking ways to make a dishonest dollar, especially as those credit card bills start rolling in.

Nowhere Like Home, a Canadian-based home & healthcare service site, recently posted a blog on the latest senior scam to hit the airwaves there: fake grandkids calling for cash. As the post describes, a woman received a call from someone claiming to be her granddaughter. The ...

 
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