Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials are joining forces to take action against scammers targeting older adults. The crackdowns are paying off with nationwide arrests of fraudsters who have cheated seniors out of thousands of dollars. In one case, six people were arrested and indicted in Atlanta, Georgia in … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert”

Elderly Scam Fraud Alert! Mortgage Fraud Scam Attack Seniors

SCAM ALERT: Elderly Scam Fraud Alert! Mortgage Fraud Scam Attack Seniors Polly Fehler has been living a financial nightmare since April 2021. It began when the Oconee County, South Carolina resident was using public Wi-Fi. A pop-up message on her computer screen said her computer had been compromised and to call the phone number listed … Continue reading “Elderly Scam Fraud Alert! Mortgage Fraud Scam Attack Seniors”

Elderly Scam Fraud Alert

Elderly Scam Fraud Alert Imagine that you ordered a COVID-19 rapid test kit online from a company that you never heard of before and never received the product. Or, how would you feel if the “friend” you met online a few weeks ago drained your bank account? These are not just hypothetical examples but real-life … Continue reading “Elderly Scam Fraud Alert”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials are joining forces to take action against scammers targeting older adults. The crackdowns are paying off with nationwide arrests of fraudsters who have cheated seniors out of thousands of dollars. In one case, six people were arrested and indicted in Atlanta, Georgia in … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert Security experts have consistently cautioned consumers about protecting their computers from hackers. Now, the same warnings are being issued over smartphones. With more people using their phones to shop, bank, and conduct other types of business, hackers are finding a treasure trove of personal information on mobile phones. “I always … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert Older adults are exploring the Internet on their tablets, computers, and smartphones. But their online explorations are coming with a hefty price tag and serious consequences. A study by the Aspen Institute’s Tech Policy Hub found that adults over 60 were victims of cybercrimes and lost $650 million in 2018. … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert During the COVID-19 pandemic, families kept in touch with their elderly family members to make sure that they were safe. Now, advocates for seniors are urging families to keep the lines of communication open to make sure their loved ones are not falling for financial scams. It’s not always easy … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert – Keeping your Social Security Number Safe

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert – Keeping your Social Security Number Safe AARP describes Social Security numbers as the “skeleton key to identity theft.” And, scammers want those “keys” to commit fraud against older adults. According to AARP, one common scam involves seniors receiving calls from a fraudster who claims to be an employee from … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert – Keeping your Social Security Number Safe”