According to AARP, folks over age 65 make up only an eighth of the U.S. population but are a third of all scam victims.
According to the Better Business Bureau, the “Grandparent Scam” has been around a while but is still widespread.
Chances are that if you own a phone or computer, an attempt to steal your identify has been made by scammers.
This is National Consumers Protection Week. This is a campaign to reach consumers to help them make informed decisions but also to help them avoid being scammed.
After millions of consumer email addresses were recently stolen, authorities are warning people to be on the look out for phony emails from scammers trying to steal your personal information.
Police in Haverhill are hoping someone comes forward with information about two men who appear to be actively scamming elderly residents here.
Ashland Police are warning residents to stay away from fly-by-night contractors circling neighborhoods looking to make a deal.