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Senior Scams

Protect Seniors from 2018’s Two Most Common Tax Scams

Posted in Senior Scams on October 2, 2019

Protect seniors from 2018’s two most common tax scams Tax season gives con artists and scammers another way to fleece older adults, preying on their fear of the IRS. This year is especially dangerous because of the recent Equifax breach that leaked the personal information of at least 143 million Americans. AARP warns us of the top two tax scams that are making headlines this year – tax identity theft and the IRS imposter scam. To protect your Read More »

Seniors Guide to Fighting Fraud

Posted in Senior Scams on October 2, 2019

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office provides this guide to help alert you to the dangers of consumer fraud directed at older people. Awareness is the most effective way to attack this problem. This guide will inform you about the common scams aimed at seniors and the steps you can take to thwart the swindlers. Fast Facts on Fraud Telemarketing fraud alone is a $40 billion a year business. Although people in their twenties report being Read More »

5 Ways to Stop Senior Citizen Scams

Posted in Senior Scams on October 1, 2019

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, launched 13 years ago by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the United Nations. It’s purpose: to remind the world of the need to protect every senior citizen from physical, emotional, financial, and even sexual abuse. According to the National Council on Aging, 1 in 10 Americans age 60 and older experiences some form of abuse over the course of a year—as many as Read More »