The F.B.I. suggests seniors and their families should be aware of fraud schemes:
“Older American’s are less likely to report a fraud because they don’t know who to report it to, are too ashamed at having been scammed or don’t know they are being scammed. Elderly victims may not report crimes, for example, because they are concerned that relatives may think the victims no longer have the mental capacity to take care of their own financial affairs.”
There are many resources that provide information about fraud, scams and identity theft.
Read about this in our blog and help your loved ones by providing information for awareness and safety.
Information on Scams, Safety and Fraud: http://www.FBI.gov
Details on protecting your Identity in medical settings: http://www.medicare.gov
Resources for seniors: http://www.usa.gov
The US Department of Justice provides information on the most common forms of Identity Theft: http://www.justice.gov
To report phishing and spam related scams:
Missouri Attorney General’s Office
Consumer Protection Unit:
Resources from the US Senate Committee on Aging:
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