More Medicare ScamsElders are often fooled by the Caller ID. A Caller ID can be set up to display whatever name or phone number the scammers choose.
Medicare ScamsMedicare scams occur all year but during the open enrollment period, which started October 15 and runs through December 7th, they occur more often.
Federal Trade Commission Guidelines For Phone ScamsThe Federal Trade Commission has some guidelines when dealing with a possible scammer on the phone.
How To Recognize Scam Phone CallsOur elderly are so vulnerable when it comes to phone scams. Hanging up is their best defense.
Why Are Older Citizens Targeted For Scams?Those over age 65 make up only an eighth of the U.S. population but according to AARP are a third of all scam victims.
FriendshipWorks: Offering Free Help for Elders
The Grandparent ScamScammers will call or send messages pretending to be a grandchild begging the grandparent to wire money immediately.
Scam Prevention For The ElderlyEvery year thousands of people lose money to telephone scams, from a few dollars to their life savings.
The Financial Obstacles Along The WayLife is full of obstacles! A stock market downturn, a job loss, illness, a disability, divorce, a boomerang kid, even elderly parents needing financial help.
Woman, 93, Bound In Hollis, NH Home InvasionA 93-year-old woman and her 60-year-old female caretaker were tied up in a home invasion Wednesday morning, police said.
How Scammers Target The ElderlyThere are three simple explanations for this: memory loss, loneliness, and a more trusting nature.
Looks Matter: The Signs Of Aging That Can Signal Heart DiseaseAs if getting older is not challenging enough, research points to certain signs of aging as a marker for higher risk of heart disease.