Tag Archives: senior citizens

  • May is Older Americans Month

    Posted on May 6, 2013 by in Featured

    Older Americans Month was established in 1963 to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older adults. This year’s Older Americans Month theme—“Unleash the Power of Age!”— emphasizes the important role of older adults and their contributions to society. During this month, communities across the nation will recognize older Americans as the productive, active, and […]

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  • Senior Scams: Investment Scams

    Posted on March 18, 2013 by in Featured

    Seniors are often the targets of frauds and scams.  One scam that cons often use to prey upon seniors is the Investment Scam. Seniors tend to own their own homes, be good at saving their money and have excellent credit.  Unfortunately, this makes them targets for scammers. Investment scams promise a high return rate on […]

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  • Senior Scams: The Nigerian Letter/Email Scam

    Posted on March 11, 2013 by in Featured

    In our previous post we discussed telemarketing scams and how to avoid being victimized by one.  This week, we’ll be talking about two scams – The Nigerian Letter/email scam and The Money Transfer scam.  The Nigerian letter/email scam occurs when an email or a letter, originating from Nigeria, offers an unbelievable opportunity to earn/share money […]

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  • Fraud Awareness for Seniors

    Posted on March 4, 2013 by in Featured

    Seniors are often the target of  frauds and scams.  A sad but true fact is that it seems like almost every day we hear stories about a con-artist perpetrating a fraud on a senior citizen. Many times these frauds rob seniors of their hard-earned money and valuable possessions.  March is Fraud Awareness Month and to […]

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