Protect Seniors from Fraud
Sports teams huddle when it's time to strategize to counter the challenges of a looming opponent. Senior care professionals recently have found the need to huddle as well as part of a different type of game. They're looking to counter the deceptive practices of scammers who have developed new con games to target the elderly living in care communities.
There are a variety of senior scams, from sweepstakes and phishing schemes to home improvement and Internet fraud to identity theft. If you or a senior loved one has been the victim of a scam, law enforcement officials recommend quick action.
Six top senior crimes can be easily personalized by heartbreaking stories of fraud and deception, including: telemarketing via Internet, phones or mail; fake charities; sweepstakes; health care fraud; identity theft; and financial exploitation.
These are ways family members and home care agency caregivers can help protect their senior loved ones from the threat of scams, from the National Association of Triads, Inc. and Home Instead Senior Care.
The top five senior scams and how they work, according to The National Association of Triads, Inc. and Home Instead Senior Care.
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