I Care a Lot: The Reality of Elder Fraud and Guardianship

Marla Grayson. If you are not shuddering at the sound of her name, you haven’t refreshed your Netflix cue lately.  I Care a Lot follows con artist Marla Grayson as she is fraudulently granted court-appointed guardianships over wealthy, elderly individuals. Within Marla’s predatory circle are unethical physicians who help identify these elderly “cherries” and testify … Read more

Top 5 Financial Scams of 2021—And How to Protect Yourself

It’s a fact of life nowadays that you have to always be on the lookout for financial fraud and scams. Even while sitting in the comfort of your living room and making an online order, you could find yourself getting bilked out of your hard-earned money. Although financial scams often target older adults, they’re not … Read more

Everyone is a Target for Fraudsters, Not Just Seniors

Scammers often prey on senior citizens. Older adults tend to be good-natured and not as tech-savvy as their kids and grandkids. But no generation is immune from fraudsters, as one Texas school teacher recently learned.  Charee Mobley, 37, noticed an incorrect charge on her Cash App account and called what she thought was a helpline. … Read more

The Psychology of Loneliness: Why We’re Being Scammed Now More Than Ever

For many of us, fraud attempts are part of our daily lives. We receive emails with suspicious links and see random numbers pop up on our caller IDs. In 2020, scammers placed more than 38 million robocalls — that means each American received more than 116 of these calls. These things are annoying, but we often … Read more

Why People Fall for Romance Scams

Finding love online went from being a tad taboo to more common. Three in 10 Americans say they have used an online dating app, and one in 10 Americans say they have married or been in a committed relationship with someone they met online, according to PEW Research. But though it would be nice to … Read more

Why Victims of Romance Scams Often Stay Silent

Romance scams are on the rise. In 2019, people lost $201 million to romance scams — a nearly 40 percent increase from 2018, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). But this number may only scratch the surface. The FBI estimates that only 15 percent of romance scams ever get reported. Romance scams happen when … Read more

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