Category Archives: scams against the elderly

First Line of Defense Against Scams Targeting Elderly

Every day, across the U.S., some individuals are preyed upon by con men and women, be it on the Internet, over the telephone, in-person, or via mail and wire fraud. In one U.S. state alone, the daily elderly victim count … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Seniors and Scams: What They Don’t Know Can Hurt Them

You probably never thought you’d see grandma surfing the net or your grandpa on Facebook, but seniors are heading to the internet in record numbers. According to the Pew Institute, as of April 2012, more than half of adults over … Continue reading

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Stealing from the elderly – that’s just wrong!

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working with local authorities and a few financial institutions on Financial Exploitation of the Elder and lo and behold, here we are again this morning reading the headline of the local paper entitled … Continue reading

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TBN Beneficiaries and other scams targeting seniors

I was enjoying my U-Verse the other day and trying to decide which of the 400 channels to watch (I didn’t order that many but became the recipient during a mishap and am proudly observing) and I came across an … Continue reading

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