Beware: 10 Common Scams Targeting Seniors
Attention all seniors and their loved ones! Today, we reveal the shocking truth behind the 10 most common scams targeting seniors. Scammers stop at nothing to exploit vulnerable individuals, and seniors often find themselves at the forefront of these heartless schemes. Protect yourself and your loved ones by learning the warning signs and how to avoid falling victim to these scams.
Charity Scams: Scammers exploit goodwill after disasters, requesting donations for fraudulent organizations. Always research charities independently and find contact numbers on your own if you decide to donate.
Government Imposters Scams: Posing as IRS or Social Security reps, scammers demand payments or sensitive info. Legitimate agencies won’t ask for immediate payment without prior communication.
Investment Fraud Scams: Fraudsters pose as advisors offering high investment returns. Consult trusted financial advisors and don’t fall for quick promises.
Medicare Scams: Fake representatives seek personal info or bank details from seniors with Medicare. Medicare won’t contact you unsolicited.
Romance Scams: Seniors seeking companionship online are targeted. Research online acquaintances and avoid sharing personal info or making payments to strangers.
Sweepstakes Scams: Fake checks claim prize winnings, demanding fees or taxes. Never forward money to claim a prize.
Internet Scams: Personal info shared online is exploited. Be cautious when sharing information and responding to unknown sources.
Reverse Mortgage Scams: Seniors’ homeownership is targeted with false promises to access home equity. Consult reputable lenders or real estate advisors before making any decisions.
Funeral Scams: Scammers prey on grieving families, claiming unpaid debts of the deceased. Ask for written documentation and avoid sending money immediately.
Knowledge is Your Best Defense: Share this video with your friends and family to raise awareness and empower seniors against scams. Together, we can create a safer environment for all seniors.
Let’s stand united against fraud and ensure our seniors enjoy a life of security and dignity.
Feel free to connect me with any concerns or questions at 619-851-6028.
Betty Torano, REALTOR®️ | SRES®
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