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How Scammers Use Obituary Details to Target the Bereaved

By |2021-08-20T11:51:19-07:00August 18th, 2021|

Be very careful when you post an obituary for your loved one. Scammers can glean key information, such as the person’s full name, birthplace, birthdate, and date of death, with the intent to steal their identity and more.  Some scams targeting the bereaved include: Posing as insurance agents or debt collectors, saying that the deceased

Medication Safety in Nursing Homes: What to Watch For

By |2021-07-01T14:16:01-07:00July 14th, 2021|

Nursing homes should be places of support and safety, serving the needs of residents who require lifestyle assistance. When a family chooses a nursing home for a loved one, careful consideration is paid to location, quality care, and other factors. The nursing home staff is a critical component, given that this is where the potential

How to Report Elder Abuse Anonymously

By |2021-07-01T14:03:05-07:00July 7th, 2021|

Older adults are often at risk for various types of elder abuse. This can include physical, emotional, mental, sexual, and financial abuse. Unfortunately, these seniors can’t always protect themselves from the perpetrators. You can help by monitoring the situation and reporting any unusual activity when appropriate. It can be shocking to discover an incident of

5 Social Media Scams to Avoid

By |2021-06-07T19:07:16-07:00June 9th, 2021|

Using social media to keep track of loved ones can be a blessing in many ways. But there are negative sides to social media. Among the biggest downsides are scams designed to steal money from the less experienced. You don’t have to quit using social media altogether to avoid being scammed. Just be wary and

How Adult Kids Can Protect Aging Parents from Scams

By |2021-05-09T19:14:35-07:00May 19th, 2021|

As parents age, it’s highly likely they will need their adult children to start helping with various aspects of their lives. Retired aging adults can often maintain independence in their homes for many years. But it’s still helpful to have children and grandchildren around to assist as needed. Moreover, even aging parents capable of self-care,

Scam Alert: Fake Calls from FBI or Government Officials

By |2021-05-09T19:07:24-07:00May 12th, 2021|

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

Credit Repair Scams and How to Recognize Them

By |2021-04-15T11:47:52-07:00April 15th, 2021|

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?

COVID-19 Vaccine Scam: Do Not Pay to Reserve a Vaccination Appointment

By |2021-04-08T09:48:48-07:00April 8th, 2021|

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

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