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Deed Scams and Title Scams – Protect Your Senior Loved Ones

Q. My brother, Alexander, recently transferred his residence to a Living Trust Plus®.  Shortly after, he received a "Deed Processing Notice" in the mail that looks a lot like an official government bill.  It indicated that he and … [Read more...]

Scam Alert: There Has Been an Uptick in Pension Poaching Scams

William Webster, 98, is a World War II Navy veteran and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He and his wife, Lynda, were targeted in a scam recently, according to an FBI.gov report. When the couple … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Dear Angel, My sister got a call telling her that she was exposed to COVID-19 and the caller asked her for personal information and $150 to sign her up for a vaccine quicker. She thought it could be a scam, so she hung up, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Steer Clear of these Coronavirus Scams

Dear Angel, My mom is home alone during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. She gets lots of calls that seem suspect. For instance, someone called her trying to sell her face masks and someone else called asking for donations, … [Read more...]

Telehealth Scams are on the Rise: How Not to Fall Prey

This past winter, John Ernest got a call that showed up on his caller ID as being from "Medicare," asking if his father, Dean, who lived in a nursing home at the time, needed a free orthotic brace for pain. John knew that Medicare … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Scams Targeting Veterans and What to Do

Dear Magic, I have read that scams targeting veterans are pretty prevalent, and that is so unfortunate. Can you tell me what types of scams they are, so I can warn my dad? Thanks for your help! Nomar Scamms --- Dear … [Read more...]

Internet Scams Targeting the Elderly

Q. My Aunt Julie was recently the victim of tax-related fraud. She explained what happened and I knew right away that it was a scam targeting the elderly. Someone claiming to be from the IRS called her and told her that she owed … [Read more...]

Watch Out for These Scams During Medicare Open Enrollment!

Joanna received a call last week from a man claiming to be from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Joanna was told that she was entitled to money back because of "changes” that were made by Medicare. The man on … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Three Scams Following the Massive Equifax Data Breach

Wayne was planning on taking out a home equity loan last year to make his home more accessible for his mother, who was moving in with his family. One of the first things he did was order a credit report from Equifax, Experian, and … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Financial Scams Targeting Seniors 

Dear Ribbit,  My sister lives alone, and she is a very trusting person. I am constantly afraid someone will take advantage of her. Do you know what some of the common scams that are targeting seniors today are, so I can tell … [Read more...]

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