How to Avoid Common Senior Scams Every year, thousands of seniors fall victim to scams that prey on their fears, goodwill and charity. According to the FBI, senior citizens are often the targets of these scams because they are less likely to report a fraud.1
It is common knowledge that some information needs to be kept secure. You can be cautious about all the right things and still have your private information accessed by some unsavory characters. Scammers and criminals are ever-evolving, so it’s important to have your eyes open about all the tricks in their trade. That’s why Bliss Tubs continues to monitor the many ways that seniors can keep themselves and any sensitive info secure.
Keeping Your Private Information Safe — Part 2 Last week, Staying Put at Home detailed steps to take to protect your information on the Internet. Safeguarding your online security is essential to avoiding identity theft, but overlooking the offline tactics that scammers also use can still leave you vulnerable.
Keeping Your Private Information Safe — Part 1 Do you worry about becoming the victim of fraud? The unfortunate truth is that seniors are frequently the target of unscrupulous people. The National Council on Aging notes that scammers go after boomers because they often have significant savings and unsuspecting attitudes.
The Grandparent Scam Betty Logan* was at home in California when she received a call from her grandson. A college freshman studying in Arizona, Steve had gone to Mexico with friends and now was being held on phony drug charges by local authorities.