Posts Tagged ‘ scams ’

MEDICARE: DEALING WITH SCAMMERS

Sep 29th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Obamacare Enrollment Begins The Affordable Care Act (ACA), known on the streets as Obamacare, is about to start the enrollment process. That will begin this next Tuesday, October 1, and continue through March 31, 2014. Any citizen who wants to enroll may do so online or in a local organization that has Navigators available to [...]



THREE MOST PREVALENT MEDICARE SCAMS

Dec 6th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Seniors Targeted by Scam Artists Senior citizens, with their lifelong savings stacked up, as well as a habit of not checking free credit reports frequently, make for a perfect target for identity thieves nowadays. The federal government has// thereby requested senior citizens to stay alert against the prevalent medicare scams that may separate them from [...]



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 [...]