Senior Scams

Seniors Guide to Fighting Fraud

Posted in Financial, 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 Financial, 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 »