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COMMON SCAMS

Fraud Against Older Adults

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Fraudsters usually prefer scamming an older individual since older people tend to trust easily. and can’t quickly notice that they are being scammed for credit theft, internet theft or identity theft scams. When it comes to elderly scams, there are some common scams that fraudsters practice. These commons scams are:

Scamming the elderly online. Via phone call or using a bogus sales magazine is quite easy since older people can be convinced easily. Remember that there are laws against taking advantage of elderly and you can report identity theft or scams, etc. so be sure to check them. Therefore, let’s have a look at how you can avoid each of these types of common scams.

Charity scams

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Since the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s people were brought up in a kind and polite way they will tend to be generous when someone calls seeking for some donations. So, to stay safe from scams to get money, you should:

Bonus Magazine Sales

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Scammers usually start by vesting consumers houses with a claim they are selling magazine subscriptions to raise money for charity but be aware of scams to make money. Those who choose to pay end up complaining that they’ve not received the magazines. So, how do you avoid this?

Grandparent scams

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In Grandparent scams, con artist usually chooses to email or to call a victim. When calling, they may act to be relative representative or a relative in distress. They then explain the issues and why they need their grandparents to make a wired funds transfer.

This make money scamming people online scheme can be easily be bought by the older people if there aren’t careful enough, thus these are the steps to be safe and avoid con artist from pulling this grandparent scam.

If you’ve been a victim online elderly scam you can report scam cases in the NCL’s Fraud Center at scamvictimfighter.com (one of the best credit and identity theft protection) and state of the attorney general. For more information on fraud against older adults and laws against taking advantage of elderly check out on FBI frauds.