Category: Scams

Scams targeting the elderly are common after severe storms

By Cynthia Wilson Now that the winds of Hurricane Sandy and Wednesday’s nor’easter have subsided another disaster is likely to get underway soon.  Prepare for waves of scam artists going door to door promising to repair property for a good

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Protect aging parents and elderly from acquaintance theft

During a recent walk around their neighborhood my sister-in-law’s mother and her  home health aide made an unscheduled stop at the bank to withdraw $300. When they returned the home attendant told my sister-in-law that her mother had gotten away

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Medicare scams hurting senior citizens, taxpayers

It’s bad enough that Medicare is running out of money and that elderly people can’t afford their medication and treatment they desperately need.  But the Associated Press reported today that 36 people, including health care providers and Medicare recipients, were

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