Scams Against Seniors

By June 16, 2010Uncategorized

Older Americans are one of the most vulnerable and targeted segment of the population for fraud and financial exploitation.  Why are they susceptible?  They are more often going to be home to answer the phone or the door and many Older Americans may be more trusting to a friendly pitch.  Unfortunately by the time the Older American realizes that that he or she has been scammed, the damage may be beyond repair.  It is important that they are protected and that we all try and prevent this type of abuse.  The most common scams toward seniors are:

1. Foreign Lotteries

2. Home Repair or Improvement Scams

3. Telemarketing Schemes

4. Phishing

5. Phony Charities

6. Investment or Healthcare Scams

To find out more about these scams and how to protect yourself or someone you love, please contact the Arizona Better Business Bureau.

Phone: 602-264-1721 or arizonabbb.org