How To Recognize Financial Scams

Top Financial Scams:

  • Health Care/Medicare/Health Insurance
  • FraudCounterfeit Prescription Drugs
  • Funeral & Cemetery Scams
  • Fraudulent Anti-Aging Products
  • Telemarketing
  • Internet Fraud
  • Investment Schemes
  • Homeowner Reverse Mortgage Scams
  • Sweepstakes & Lottery Scams
  • The Grandparent Scam

Usual Suspects:

Strangers preying on older people who may be isolated, lonely, confused, or

desperate for attention.
Family members to whom the person wants to stay connected.

Caregivers (family and other) who use fear or guilt to take advantage of a senior.

Protect Yourself:

Be aware that you’re at risk from strangers—and from those closest to you

Do not isolate yourself—stay involved!

Always tell solicitors: “I never buy from (or give to) anyone who calls or visits me unannounced. Send me something in writing.

”Shred all receipts with your credit card number

Sign up for the “Do Not Call” list (1-888-382-1222) and take yourself off multiple mailing lists

Use direct deposit for benefit checks

Never give your credit card, banking, Social Security, Medicare, or other personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call

Be skeptical of all unsolicited offers, work with trusted legal services and have all your documents in order.

Contact me for help!

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