Tag Archives: scams

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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Preventing and Reacting to Elder Abuse

Just over a week ago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on another senior citizen that was almost a victim of a financial exploitation scam.  Convinced the person on the other end of the phone was her grandchild, a KaneCounty grandmother was … Continue reading

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