Preventing Senior Scams: Medical FraudBesides trying to get your Medicare number, scammers may call about an overdue medical bill, asking for bank account information so they can process the payment. Best advice, hang up.
Preventing Senior Scams: Medicare FraudAlmost everyone over 65 has Medicare as their primary insurance and your Medicare card uses your Social Security number for identification.
Preventing Senior Scams: Research OffersThe Federal Trade Commission has some guidelines when dealing with a possible scammer on the phone.
Preventing Senior Scams: Red FlagsEvery year thousands of people lose money to scams, from a few dollars to their life savings.
Preventing Senior Scams: Who’s Most At Risk?According to the 2016 Identity Fraud Study, released by Javelin Strategy & Research, $15 billion was stolen from 13.1 million U.S. consumers in 2015.
SEC, Vermont Allege Jay Peak Resort Mishandled $200 MillionThe Securities and Exchange Commission and Vermont on Thursday filed civil fraud charges against partners in two northern Vermont ski resorts accused of using funds from foreign investors to develop an economically depressed area of the state for almost a decade.
Former State Street Corp. Executives Charged With FraudTwo former State Street Corp. executives have been charged in a scheme to defraud at least six clients through secret commissions applied to billions of dollars in securities trades.
National Consumer Protection Week: Identity ThievesIf you believe you are a victim of identity theft, get your free credit report right away to ensure identity thieves have not opened additional accounts.
National Consumer Protection Week: PasswordsLet’s talk about the passwords to your various accounts. Some folks use the same password for all of their accounts. Not prudent the experts tell us.
National Consumer Protection Week: More FTC NotesHere are some more tips from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help you avoid fraud.
National Consumer Protection Week: FTC NotesThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has some suggestions to help you avoid fraud.
National Consumer Protection Week: Scams, Spams & PhishingThis is National Consumers Protection Week, a national campaign to help consumers make better-informed decisions and avoid being scammed.