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”

Scam Alert/Fraud Alert | NOV 2020- Scammers Pretending to Be With the DOJ

Scam Alert/Fraud Alert – Scammers Pretending to Be With the DOJ There are a number of scams and frauds perpetrated against older adults, but one scheme that frightens seniors the most is when a scammer purports to be from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). DOJ offices around the country have been warning older adults … Continue reading “Scam Alert/Fraud Alert | NOV 2020- Scammers Pretending to Be With the DOJ”

Elderly Scams / Fraud Alert

Elderly Scams / Fraud Alert The telephone rings in the home of an older adult and on the other end is a frantic voice crying, “Grandma, Grandma, I have the coronavirus and I’m in the hospital! Can you wire me money to pay my bill?” The caller is not likely the person’s grandchild but a … Continue reading “Elderly Scams / Fraud Alert”