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Warning! New, More Sophisticated Scams Target Seniors

New and increasingly more sophisticated scams are targeting the elderly, who are hard-pressed to keep up and stay ahead of the latest cons. “Callers often pose as cash-strapped grandchildren, tax collectors or providers of technical support,” reports Jennifer Levitz, writing for The Wall Street Journal. What makes the new scams particularly effective is that calls frequently use “spoofed” […]

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What “Catch Me If You Can” Frank Abagnale Says About Debit Cards

Fraud expert and former con artist Frank Abagnale – the man behind “Catch Me If You Can” – now makes a living protecting consumers from scams. Wait until you hear what he said about the dangers of debit cards in a recent interview with Hugh Delehanty of AARP Bulletin. “I don’t have (a debit card),” says […]

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