Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Is an elderly person you know being scammed?
Older people answer the door, answer the phone, have money saved, and like to talk or relate to people. Prime marks.
A company called SYNERGY HomeCare has compiled a Senior Scam Alert Guide.
Seniors lose $36/48 million to scams. The average loss is $30,000.
The "illicit eight" scams are:
The aim is to steal the identity or get their paws on the actual cash or gifts.
For every case reported, dozens go unreported. People are too embarrassed.
My mother was waltzed around by a horrible cab driver--he took her to lunch, brought her single roses, and in the end, she bought him a car and a gun. Then we found out--and stopped it.