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Tips for Avoiding Scams When Sending Money Via Zelle

By |2022-09-14T08:22:59-07:00September 14th, 2022|

The digital movement of money is a normal part of our modern world – with nearly $500 billion being transferred via Zelle each year. Now that many businesses and individuals rely on digital transactions, it’s more important than ever to be careful of potential scams when sending or receiving money. Zelle is a reputable financial

Beware: Scammers Request Remote Computer Access to Steal Personal Information

By |2022-08-10T14:40:48-07:00August 10th, 2022|

Remote computer access is a high-tech way to fix software problems from the convenience of your own home. This connection allows you to give permission for a tech provider to access your computer so they can do the necessary repairs and maintenance. But scammers are using this method to collect personal information by posing as

Imposter Family Members: Scammers Will Pose as a Grandchild Asking for Money

By |2022-07-13T20:36:05-07:00July 13th, 2022|

Most grandparents would do anything for their children and grandchildren, and scammers take advantage of these family bonds. Imposters exploit seniors and their love for their families by using false threats and a person posing as their grandchild to trick the grandparent into sending money quickly. How the Imposter Family Member Scam Works Here is

Warning to Seniors: Beware of Scammers Posing as Government Workers

By |2022-06-15T10:55:36-07:00June 15th, 2022|

An unexpected communication from a government agency, such as the IRS or Social Security Administration, will quickly catch your attention ─ easily making you feel stressed or worried. Scammers know that posing as government workers can be an effective way to manipulate elderly victims to hand over sensitive information that can be used to steal

3 Steps to Financial Planning for Aging Parents

By |2022-05-28T14:25:06-07:00May 28th, 2022|

Isn’t it wonderful that medical advances and healthier lifestyles enable us to enjoy more time with our parents? While this is certainly great news, it also presents additional medical and financial planning challenges. For many adult children, this management is thrust upon them as their parents’ health suddenly deteriorates or the death of one parent

How Common is Elder Abuse?

By |2022-05-17T20:15:50-07:00May 18th, 2022|

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Justice shows that at least 10% of older adults age 65 and older will experience some form of elder abuse in a given year. Unfortunately, some of these victims simultaneously experience more than one type of abuse: physical, financial, sexual, psychological and neglect. Not only does elder

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