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Scam Alert: Con Artists Prey on COVID-19 Fears

— Con Artists Are Quick To Mobilize During COVID-19 From natural disasters to world disturbances, any time there is big news that worries people, con artists are quick to capitalize on our fears and concerns. We haven’t seen a more concerning current event than the COVID-19 pandemic in many years—and no sooner did the word “coronavirus”... Read More

Protect Seniors from Lonely Hearts Scams

— February is the month when romance is in the air—so it’s also a good time to raise awareness of a common scam that takes advantage of the natural human need for love and connection. Also called “romance scams” or “dating scams,” so-called “lonely hearts scams” are centuries old. In this scam, con artists begin a... Read More

Warn Seniors About Social Security Scams

— Social Security is the major source of post-retirement income for most older adults, so if a senior receives a call from the Social Security Administration (SSA), they are likely to pick up the phone and listen! But the SSA is warning seniors that these days, con artists have been impersonating SSA officials to steal the... Read More

Warn Older Adults About Home Security System Scams

— Today it seems like we are all a little more “tuned in” to crime in our neighborhoods. Our local Facebook group, Nextdoor other local blogs alert neighbors to every car prowl, break-in and porch package theft that happens. Older adults can be the most vulnerable to these crimes, and are often also the most fearful.... Read More

Warning: Fake IRS Calls Target Seniors

— An older loved one receives a threatening phone call, voice mail, or official-looking letter that that claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The agent says that your loved one owes back taxes, and must pay right away or go to jail.  These types of senior scams are growing each day. That can... Read More
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