Crooks specifically target senior citizens.

Elderly people tend to be more trusting.

They are more apt to believe a creative story.

In person, they are less likely to be confrontational or to make a scene.

Often, when they discover they have been scammed, they do not tell anybody about it due to embarrassment.

Seniors often do not realize that giving out their Medicare number is like tattooing their credit card number on their forehead.

Some things that can be done to limit the exposure to fraudulent scams aimed at seniors:


  • Encourage unannounced visits by family and friends.
  • Keep an up-to-date inventory of valuables.
  • Maintain a safe deposit box for cash, jewelry, financial records, stock certificates, bonds, credit cards and checkbooks.
  • Direct deposit all social security, pension and investment checks.
  • Monitor all incoming mail of a financial nature. Watch for unusual or unauthorized activity.


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