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Senior Scam Alert: Smart Strategies to Help Protect Your Aging Loved Ones

One of the most despicable crimes you can get to hear about is when you learn that a senior citizen, maybe someone who is loved on to you, has fallen victim to a scam which has resulted in them losing some or all of their hard-earned money.

It is not just the financial loss that can be so distressing in these circumstances, as many elderly people feel ashamed as well as annoyed that their vulnerability has been exploited, which can often make them harbour feelings of insecurity.

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‘Tis the Scamming Seniors Season

Seasonal senior scammingIt is not snowy or cold in Los Angeles for the holidays, but it may be the scamming seniors season.   Calls for unreliable or not reputable senior services may seem to come in more frequently than usually during the holiday season.  With the holidays, we would like to think that all people have good intentions and that this is the season for giving, but that is not always the case. If you have a loved one who is living alone, it may be a good time to ask some questions about the mail and calls that your senior aged loved one is receiving.  If you notice an excessive amount of messages on the machine, notes that a senior is saving information from cold calls or mail that seems to be unsolicited there may be a reason to be concerned.  It is the often good advice to give a senior that if someone comes to the door, calls with an offer or mails something and the senior has not requested the information that it should be taken lightly.  Most times if you want something you will call a business rather than the company contacting you.

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