Tag Archive | fraud

Imposter Scams Net $328 Million

Imposter Scams Net $328 Million

Call screening services can help protect your loved ones from Imposter Scams.

Why Auto-Debit is a Bad Idea.

Why Auto-Debit is a Bad Idea.

Make sure someone is minding the finances. Why auto-debits are a bad idea for managing bill payments.

Is someone taking advantage of a loved one?

Is someone taking advantage of a loved one?

I see reports about fraud in the family and am never sure who has the right stats. The National Council of Aging reports one set of metrics, and a recent report from AARP says that 75 percent of the abuse is committed by family, friend, or neighbor. Regardless of the figures, I hope that everyone […]

Seven ways to avoid the health scams targeting seniors

Seven ways to avoid the health scams targeting seniors

The FBI did a presentation in November for AARP that had some valuable information that can help older adults. In working with seniors now, I often seen many of these scams played out and work to undo and recoup money that has been siphoned away through exploitation. The majority of senior scams start when the […]

As we age, changes in our brain make us more susceptible to exploitation.

As we age, changes in our brain make us more susceptible to exploitation.

Changes in our brains as we age make us more susceptible to fraud.

It’s time to lock our credit.

It’s time to lock our credit.

Given the number of breeches, it’s time to take protecting your credit into your own hands.

My deceased mom’s accounts were listed on my credit report.

My deceased mom’s accounts were listed on my credit report.

In the wake of the Equifax breach … which joins a long line of security breaks … I suggest you take a look at your own credit report now. I often talk about how to help mom and dad and manage through being the adult family caregiver, and often one of the best things you […]