Tag Archives | elder fraud
elder scam

Elderly Woman Was Financially Exploited, Says Police: How You Can Protect Your Loved Ones

Almost every day, there’s another news story about elder fraud. This week’s Sun-Sentinel reported on the appalling case of a local 87-year old woman who was allegedly swindled out of her home, bank and retirement accounts, then forced into an assisted loving facility. It took months for police to be called in and unravel the […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
telephone scam

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” […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }