Posts Tagged ‘ senior citizen fraud ’

SENIORS AVOID TRAVEL SCAMS

Jun 18th, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Travel Scams and Fraud Issues Senior travelers, what do you think of when you hear the words “travel scam”? Maybe you think of the faxes advertising amazingly low fares for a vacation that expires that evening. If you call, you’d possibly find out that your travel is free but your hotel stay is charged at [...]



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 [...]



A New Approach to Senior Citizen Fraud and Scams

May 31st, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

New York City is taking a new approach to helping its senior citizens avoid financial fraud and scams.  A collaboration of several city departments created It’s My Money! an interactive game elders learn that helps them identify fraud and scams they might encounter in real life. The game can be played in group settings such [...]