Category Archives: Scam Awareness

Crooks Using Obituaries to Scam Widows

An obituary is a way that family members can honor their deceased loved one and provide information to the community about funeral arrangements and contribution requests. Unfortunately, the widow and other family members can fall victim to several scams as a result of information contained in the obituary. Robbery During the Funeral While family and…
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Tips to Prevent Elder Abuse

We all want what is best for our aging loved ones, but unfortunately, elder abuse is becoming an all-too-common occurrence. Did you know that physical abuse against the elderly is classified as domestic violence?  It’s wise to keep your guard up with caregivers and neighbors who visit your loved one. October is Domestic Violence Awareness…
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Credit Cards – All It Takes Is A Quick Swipe

My step mother had a surgical procedure done the other day which required an overnight stay and change to her medications.  Since my Dad is no longer driving long distances, I went to spend a few nights with them so that I could take step mother to the hospital, and take Dad back and forth…
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Free Cruise – Too Good To Be True?

We have all heard the saying that if it is too good to be true, then it probably is.  Recently, our client, Joan (not her real name) rediscovered how true this statement really is.  She received a mailing from the Holiday Cruise Planners – it contained a boarding pass for a FREE cruise.  Attached later…
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IRS Phone Scams – Oh No! The IRS Is Calling!

Getting a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is very frightening to most people.  What could be worse is getting a phone call from an IRS agent.  Well, that is exactly what happened to my husband and me last weekend. Tony and I had gone away for the weekend and returned after a relaxing…
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