Seniors Beware Latest Medicare Scam

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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Scammers are shameless and prey on anyone and everyone. So this alert is for seniors so you can protect your private personal and financial information. If you’re not a senior, please share this alert with any seniors you know so they can protect themselves.

What’s the latest scam aimed at seniors? It’s nationwide and involves Medicare ID cards. Seniors get phone calls from scammers pretending they’re Medicare representatives or are from other government agencies. … Continue Reading

Why Elderly Are Targeted By Scammers

by Robert Siciliano


It has long been believed that elderly, which depending on your definition, are people over the age of 60 years old, are targeted by scammers due to their generations naïve upbringing. But from my perspective, a 65 year old grew up in the 60’s and there’s nothing naïve about the Vietnam war/Woodstock generation. My dad’s one of them … Continue Reading

Science Shows that Elderly Really Are More Susceptible to Scams – How to Protect Friends and Family

by Jim Malmberg

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December 13, 2012 – All of my life I’ve been hearing that the elderly are more susceptible to scam artists. And there is actually a lot of empirical data to back that claim up. In fact, a 2011 study conducted by AARP found that the average age of fraud victims was 69. It also found that those over 50 year of age were less likely to take steps to protect themselves from fraud than younger people. But these are just statistics that confirm the claim. … Continue Reading

Payments Fraud: When White Collar Crime Turns Red

by J_Pratt

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I don’t want to scare anyone, but occasionally we do need to be reminded: not all white collar crime is non-violent. When a white collar crime results in injury or death, it becomes known as a “red collar crime”. Many assume payments fraud is a non-violent crime, but the truth is situations can escalate, and sometimes a confronted perpetrator just panics and does something he/she never planned to do. … Continue Reading

Devastating Sweepstakes Scams Targeting Seniors

by Robin Slade


The term “elder abuse” embodies several types of mistreatment, including physical, emotional, and caregiver neglect. But today’s economic struggles seem to be giving rise to one of the fastest growing forms of elder abuse – the financial exploitation of seniors. … Continue Reading

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