Fraud & Scams

Fraud that victimizes older adults remains a thriving business, whether it's conducted in person, over the phone, or on the Internet. By knowing what to look for, you and your loved one can nip most scams in the bud.

Common scams targeting the elderly include:

  • Fraudulent investment opportunities
  • Bogus sweepstakes
  • Home improvement overcharging
  • Identity theft 


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