Mother’s Day: Protecting Mom From The Bad GuysA third of scam victims are folks over 65 according to the AARP but they make up only 1/8th of the population.
Mother’s Day: InsuranceReviewing the insurance policies for mom will take some time but will be well worth it.
Mother’s Day: Will Mom Run Out Of Money?Asking mom about her money and how much she has may be a tricky conversation. She may think you are after her money!
Mother’s Day: The CRS SyndromeThe CRS Syndrome does exist. This disease begins around age 40 and it gets worse with age.
Mother’s Day: Your MomI would like to spend this week talking about moms and the care we may have to someday provide for our moms as they age.
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.