The FBI and Better Business Bureau recently released a warning about a new insidious scam that family members should beware of. Scammers call innocent victims, pretend to be from the FBI or Social Security Administration, and attempt to access personal information (such as Social Security numbers). How the Social Security Scams are Changing Social Security
Boosting your credit score is the first step toward financial freedom. A higher credit score can give you access to better loans and financial options. Many people turn to credit repair services for assistance. While there are reputable companies that can help, the credit repair industry is teeming with scammers. What’s a consumer to do?
There is hope at the end of this long pandemic: now that vaccines are available, many people can see their families and enjoy some of their favorite activities once again. The demand for vaccination appointments has been understandably high, with priority being placed on vaccines for the older populations and most vulnerable people. When it’s
One of the ways that seniors suffer neglect in nursing homes is through medication errors. And errors in medication can be quite detrimental, even deadly. What to Watch For Any nursing home resident who takes a prescription medicine should be aware of the following challenges that might emerge: Giving the Wrong Medication Name: Some medications
Imagine this: you visit an Apple Store, and the next day you get a call asking you to buy $100 gift cards for all of your friends and loved ones. Sometimes they ask for your credit card information. Or, they urgently ask for the gift card barcodes and redemption codes once you’ve loaded the gift
If you are anxiously waiting for another stimulus check from the government, do not be fooled by the scams going around. They try to convince you to give bank information or money in order to expedite your stimulus payment. Here are some current examples of stimulus check scams: Email from Joseph Simons, the FTC Chairman:
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. Unfortunately, there are scammers who use this holiday to take advantage of those hungry for love and attention. Beware of these predators. After gaining your trust and affection, they may ask for money. It doesn’t even require an in-person encounter to pull off. Who Is Most Likely
Unfortunately, elder abuse is prevalent. If you are a senior or have a senior in your life, become educated on what types of abuse can occur. Here are five signs to watch for: Neglect: This can take various forms. Perhaps the senior is not properly clothed, given current weather conditions. Maybe their hygiene is poor,
Perhaps you’ve read news stories about elder abuse and thought to yourself: that would never happen to our family. Instead of ignoring the possibility of elder abuse in your life, set a goal to learn more about it so that you can take preventative steps. First, understand that there are several types of elder abuse.
Holiday shopping looks different in 2020; many people are looking for ways to avoid potential virus exposure in stores. It’s no surprise that online shopping is booming right now, providing consumers a way to find gifts without the exposure of in-person shopping experiences. While there are many reputable merchants to choose from online, the risk