Senior Scams: Common Types & How to Identify Them – Infographic

Senior scams are big business for scammers. In the world of scamming, older consumers are targeted more than any other age group.Now, the upside of that (if you can call it that) is that older folks lost less money than their younger counterparts. (You might have seen a recent article by the AARP discussing that.) But, don't rest on those laurels; scammers make millions … [Read more...]

When Sunshine Isn’t Free

Have you always believed that sunshine is free? Isn’t it a gift to feel the sunrays touch your face? Maybe, or maybe not, especially when those sun rays are connected to solar panels sold to my clients by fraudsters. Here is the pitch: Are you fed up with the high cost of energy? Tired of paying exorbitant fees to the energy company? Lower those costs by tapping into … [Read more...]

What’s In Your Wallet?

A few days ago, I was in a store watching someone pay for her items at checkout. When the cashier asked her for her credit card, she produced a wallet that was bulging with papers, bills, receipts and what could have been the remainder of an old peanut butter cracker! She found the credit card - after laying everything out on the counter. I saw her Medicare card, social … [Read more...]

Leonard Baer, Esq. – Elder Law, Fraud, Financial Abuse – Smart Retirement Life

In this episode of Smart Retirement Life, I’m joined thrilled to be here with Leonard Baer, an attorney whose practice focuses on elder law. Specifically, protecting seniors and their families from financial fraud and abuse. As a practicing attorney, he has been selected for inclusion in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a registry of the top 5% of all Attorneys … [Read more...]

Be Aware of ID Thieves: How to Spot Them and Counter Them

It is sad to say, but older people are often the primary targets of fraudsters. Seen as trusting and a soft touch, liars, scammers, low grade sales reps, ID thieves and even some charities will try to squeeze what they can out of people who are older. Independence is vital to many people; especially those wanting to age in place, in their homes. And, this means you … [Read more...]