Posts Tagged ‘ fraud ’

SENIOR PROTECTION: FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Protecting seniors from fraud should be a top priority for citizens. If you have a beloved elderly relative, think about the heartbreak of finding out they have been scammed out of their hard-earned savings. Using services like Lifelock and educational tools can help you be proactive and protect against criminals looking to con the elderly.

Criminals get more and more creative each year. They come up with new ways to connive seniors out of money. Scams could be a scam email convincing the elderly to share their bank account information or social security number, fraudulent insurance provider, a fake sweepstakes that asks a user to provide private information or false investment opportunity or pyramid scam. There have also been cases of thieves falsely posing as relatives to seniors and asking for money. For instance, one case involved a criminal pretending to be a woman’s grandson and having



MEDICARE FRAUD ON THE UNSUSPECTING AND VULNERABLE

Dec 14th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Review Medicare Statements Carefully Every caregiver with responsibility for checking and paying bills for elderly loved ones has a responsibility to check for Medicare fraud. You might be thinking, “How in the world do I do that?”  This true story might help you determine what you can do.// Eight months ago, when an elderly loved [...]