Authorities warn elderly about COVID-19 scams

By Andrew Stanton and Adam Sennott Globe Correspondent, Updated March 24, 2020, 9:23 p.m. Authorities across Massachusetts are warning residents about potential scams involving fraudulent COVID-19 tests. Elderly individuals are being advised to beware of scammers offering testing in exchange for money, a person’s medicaid number, or access to their home, the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol program and the North … Read more Authorities warn elderly about COVID-19 scams

How to Avoid Coronavirus Phishing Scams

Watch out for a surge in emails from cybercriminals pitching COVID-19 health information and fake cures. As worries about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 mount, cybercriminals are racing to capitalize on those fears with phishing emails designed to steal your personal information and your money, security experts say. The FBI, Secret Service, and World Health Organization have all recently … Read more How to Avoid Coronavirus Phishing Scams

An ‘Unprecedented’ Wave Of Coronavirus Scams Is Coming, U.S. Attorney Warns

Everything about coronavirus life feels unprecedented. And that’s the adjective United States Attorney Scott Brady used when talking to Forbes about the level of COVID-19 scams he and his law enforcement colleagues are expecting. “The closest analogy is the kind of fraud that we saw relating to Hurricane Katrina,” he says. “I think we are really going … Read more An ‘Unprecedented’ Wave Of Coronavirus Scams Is Coming, U.S. Attorney Warns

Online scammers target vulnerable Internet users during coronavirus outbreak

Several online schemes have emerged amid the public health crisis. Online scammers are on the offensive, looking to exploit the fears of vulnerable Internet users anxious for more information about the coronavirus outbreak, according to cybersecurity experts who are tracking current digital threats. “As coronavirus spreads across the world, users are increasingly getting hit with fake information,” said … Read more Online scammers target vulnerable Internet users during coronavirus outbreak

Beware the coming coronavirus scam tsunam

When news captures the public’s attention – think major hurricanes, terrorist attacks, and economic slowdowns – scammers come out of the woodwork to take advantage of legitimate fears and concerns. With coronavirus dominating the news globally, there is an unprecedented opportunity for criminals to use the public’s fears about the virus and the resulting economic … Read more Beware the coming coronavirus scam tsunam

SC long-term care facilities begin to lock down visits after Trump’s coronavirus speech

After a presidential address from the White House touched on the safety of the nation’s elderly, South Carolina’s long-term care facilities are considering visitation limits to their facilities. Health officials have been crystal clear that the new coronavirus poses the greatest threat to the elderly. And given 26 people have died as of Wednesday night at … Read more SC long-term care facilities begin to lock down visits after Trump’s coronavirus speech

Washington state nursing home’s response to coronavirus placed some patients’ safety in ‘immediate jeopardy,’ federal agency finds

Nurse describes ‘battlefield’ inside US coronavirus epicenter 07:11 (CNN)An inspection of the Life Care Center of Kirkland nursing home earlier this month found the facility had at times put patients’ safety in imminent danger during the coronavirus outbreak there, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said.Thirty-five coronavirus deaths are associated with the Washington state facility, which was once the … Read more Washington state nursing home’s response to coronavirus placed some patients’ safety in ‘immediate jeopardy,’ federal agency finds

Families worry as they are cut off from loved ones at Michigan nursing homes

Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 a.m. ET March 15, 2020 | Updated 2:06 p.m. ET March 15, 2020 Johanna Mannone visits her husband Michael Mannone at WellBridge of Rochester Hills but only for 30 minutes and she had to wear a gown and mask. Detroit Free Press. Penny Hamilton was visiting her 81-year-old mother in … Read more Families worry as they are cut off from loved ones at Michigan nursing homes

Why Ignoring Nursing Home Residents During The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Reckless

Keeping elderly Americans safe from COVID-19 should be a #1 priority during the pandemic, because they’re at the highest risk of contracting the virus and dying from its virulent course. Among these older people, the most vulnerable are the 1.5 million people who live in nursing homes. But this group- who by definition are too sick to care for themselves- … Read more Why Ignoring Nursing Home Residents During The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Reckless

Your kids can help by sending cards to nursing homes, others in isolation

Even preschoolers can help! March 24, 2020, 3:05 PM CDT / Source: TODAYBy Allison Slater Tate Blood banks need donations. The Ronald McDonald House needs gift cards. Health care workers need masks and money for protective equipment. Local restaurants would love your takeout business. But what can kids do to help while everyone is staying at home and trying to stop the spread of … Read more Your kids can help by sending cards to nursing homes, others in isolation

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