What Seniors Need to Know About Online Dating Scams

In the modern dating age there’s a variety of online dating apps and social networking sites for seniors looking to meet someone new. Millions of people log on to these networks in hopes of bringing a little romance and joy into their life, but instead of finding a potential new partner they find an online … Read more What Seniors Need to Know About Online Dating Scams

Most Common Scams Targeting The Elderly

Financial scams targeting older adults have become so common and widespread that they’re called “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation control 75% of the U.S. wealth. Scamming seniors is a multi-billion dollar business for people that drains older adults of their retirement funds, valuable assets, and government … Read more Most Common Scams Targeting The Elderly

How To Keep Your Loved Ones Safe From Being Scammed

Scams against seniors are more popular than ever. As older adults move into their golden years they rely on email, tablets, social media, and their phone to remain connected to their family and loved ones. While technology is a great tool for keeping us in touch during social distancing and moments when we can’t be … Read more How To Keep Your Loved Ones Safe From Being Scammed

What To Do If You Suspect Financial Abuse Of An Older Person

Financial abuse of older adults isn’t often talked about, but it’s one of the largest underreported crimes happening in today’s world. Though it can be hard to detect at times, financial abuse can include everything from bogus lottery scams to diverting guardianship. If you’ve noticed several red flags of potential abuse and you suspect someone … Read more What To Do If You Suspect Financial Abuse Of An Older Person

5 Warning Signs Of Financial Elder Abuse

As the Baby Boomer and Silent Generation get older and continue to retire, financial exploitation of older adults is on the rise. Those with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia are particularly vulnerable to falling victim to schemes aimed at separating them from their money, depriving them of their resources … Read more 5 Warning Signs Of Financial Elder Abuse

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

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