Posts Tagged ‘ scammers ’

SENIOR SOCIAL NETWORKING AND SCAMS

Jan 18th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Seniors On The Alert for Scams Increasingly senior citizens are enjoying social networking on the Internet. Last October, Facebook told the world it had a billion members.  A good percentage of those FB members are seniors.  And because of the increasing numbers, seniors really need to take a look at protecting themselves from scams. Scammers [...]



SCAMMERS LOVE SENIORS

Dec 4th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Among the most insidious of those who prey upon seniors are scammers. All kinds. They weasel their way into the network of the vulnerable and naive. They identify all kinds of gimmicks, tricks, bargains, and deals that may catch a senior unawares and willing to take the bait. The senior, often on the look out for ways to increase his/her portfolio or treasure chest, maybe getting something for free, are subject to the machinations and manipulations of those who have no regard for the senior, other than bilking that senior for any resources they may have.

Protecting oneself requires alert and conscientious protection not to give in to the glitzy promises and low down guises that attempt to separate the senior’s money from him/herself. Particularly is it necessary around year end to be on guard against those who may try to slip into your confidence and offer all kinds of tempting and appealing deals.



ANOTHER FRAUD AGAINST SENIOR CITIZENS

Oct 21st, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Senior Victims of Foreclosure Scams Senior Citizen Journal has written about fraud perpetrated against seniors in the past. We know seniors are easy targets because we grew up in a time when being polite and ‘nice’ was how we were taught to behave.  We fall prey to aggressive marketing that targets our vulnerabilities.  We’re generally [...]