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Senior Care Professionals Huddle to Prevent Scams on Care Community Residents

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.

Protect Seniors from Fraud (1 of 5)

Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care® introduces a video series on scams and fraud and how to help your senior loved one from becoming a victim.

What to Do if You’ve Been Scammed

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.

Scam Targets Seniors’ Love of Their Grandchildren

One con game that is reaping devastating consequences throughout North America tugs at the heart strings of what is dearest to many older adults: their grandchildren. As such, the con often is referred to as the "Grandparent Scam" or "Emergency Scam."

Top Senior Scams

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.

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