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...]

More Laws For Elder Fraud? No, I Don’t Think So!

A client posed this thought-provoking question: "Do I think the laws are strong enough to control elder fraud? Do we need more laws?" My typical reply would be, of course! We need much stronger laws and legislation to stop this epidemic. As I thought more about this, though, I changed my mind. We have strong legislation on the books. There are severe penalties for … [Read more...]

Identity Theft Tips for Seniors

 More than 50% of seniors are online, according to Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project in 2012, and this means seniors are utilizing email, social media and online banking. As we age, there is an increased feeling of isolation for various reasons including a loss of social connections, new physical limitations or even a lack of transportation. Being … [Read more...]