Senior Living Lifestyles

Common Scams

  • Preventing identity theft

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Although identity theft hits all demographics, elderly identity theft is on the rise, causing concern for senior safety. Because seniors tend to be less “connected,” most especially when it comes to the Internet and are more likely to get their bank, medical and tax documents delivered via snail mail, identity thieves have grown adept at stealing senior’s mail. Those who are more connected to the Internet make a point of regularly checking up on their finances and other personal details, but elderly identity theft is much more likely for seniors who rarely think about their statements until they arrive in the mailbox.

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  • Preventing repair scams

    Dec 14, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    As the old saying goes, “beware of strangers bearing gifts,” and this is especially true when considering elderly home safety issues. Unfortunately, seniors are more and more often the target of fraud or financial crimes. This breach of elderly home safety occurs because many older folks have worked hard throughout their lives, building up significant assets. Seniors may unwittingly further compromise their elderly home safety through the fear of losing their financial independence. There are many scams that are a serious threat to elderly home safety and security. Thankfully, you can educate yourself about the most common scams, including those that can drain your bank account.

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