Protect Against Nursing Home Theft

Although the administrators and staff of most assisted living facilities work hard to carry out their duties with integrity, some steal from the residents. If one of your family members or friends lives in a nursing home or other assisted living facility, watch for these warning signs of theft: Questionable financial management. It’s often a […]

4 Travel Deal Red Flags to Avoid

Vacation time is fast approaching, and con artists are gearing up. Beware of these four indicators that a travel “deal” is actually a rip-off:

Beware of Online Sales and Auction Scams

At any given time, millions of items are being bought and sold via Internet auction sites. Furniture, clothing, sailboats, golf clubs, even a night on the town with your favorite sports star – all are available to the highest bidder. The companies that facilitate these trades are rich indeed. At last count, eBay had a […]

5 Reasons Why the Elderly Are Susceptible to Scams

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As we age, we tend to become more vulnerable to fraud. According to the National Consumers League, nearly a third of all telemarketing fraud victims are age 60 or older. That type of fraud represents billions of dollars per year. One study found that senior citizens, who make up 12% of the U.S. population, comprise […]