Bank Scams! The Latest Fraud Scams Targeting Seniors To Be Aware Of!

Bank Scams! The Latest Fraud Scams Targeting Seniors To Be Aware Of! As digital and electronic banking continues to grow, con artists are taking advantage of this growth to commit more banking scams. Fraudsters can now send fake emails and text messages that look as if they came directly from your bank. The thieves are … Continue reading “Bank Scams! The Latest Fraud Scams Targeting Seniors To Be Aware Of!”

Social Security, AI and other Scams

Social Security, AI and Other Scams One day in April, Dr. Rudolph Cumberbatch received a phone call from an unknown number but recognized the voice on the other end as his 19-year-old grandson, Eddie. Eddie said he was in Ohio and had been in a serious accident. Although he wasn’t injured, Eddie said his car … Continue reading “Social Security, AI and other Scams”

Text Message Scams

Text Message Scams Telephone and email were once the communication methods of choice by scammers attempting to perpetrate fraud. Now, according to an analysis released by the federal agency in June, bogus bank fraud warnings were the most common form of text message scams reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FCT). But now, scams have … Continue reading “Text Message Scams”

Latest Scams On The Elderly: Be Wary!

Latest Scams On The Elderly: Be Wary! Security experts and advocates for seniors are warning of the dangers of scams targeting older adults. Seniors are at a higher risk of falling victim to scams because fraudsters believe older adults have more savings and better credit than younger people, and less likely to report a crime. … Continue reading “Latest Scams On The Elderly: Be Wary!”

Latest Scams On The Elderly: Be Wary!

Latest Scams On The Elderly: Be Wary! The National Elder Fraud Hotline was created by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for people to report fraud against anyone age 60 or older. Now, scammers are using this free government resource to perpetrate fraud against seniors. Hotline staffers say they have received reports that scammers are … Continue reading “Latest Scams On The Elderly: Be Wary!”

Latest Scams And How To Beat Them

Latest Scams And How To Beat Them Older adults are frequently targeted by scammers who trick them into giving out their personal information or sending money. Telephone scams are the most common scams aimed at seniors, as fraudsters know that older adults are generally more willing to speak on the phone than younger adults. Although … Continue reading “Latest Scams And How To Beat Them”

Senior Scams And Fraud

Senior Scams And Fraud Detectives in the Suffolk County Police Department in New York were able to save a 77-year-old woman from one of the most popular frauds perpetrated against older adults: The Grandparent Scam. Detectives in the financial crimes unit said the woman, who lives in Bixby, Oklahoma, was contacted by someone claiming to … Continue reading “Senior Scams And Fraud”

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”