Salesmen, Inspectors, and Panhandlers

Salesmen, Inspectors, and Panhandlers

Dishonest people come in all forms. They know old-fashioned techniques are easy to put into play to scam their way into your pockets and home. Salesmen and inspectors are two scammers the elderly have to be aware of while at home during the day. People shouldn’t have to not open the door when the bell rings, but with the evil that lurks around, we have to be cautious. While out in the yard working, we have to be alert to who is around and comes on our property.

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Charities: Protecting Our Elderly Loved Ones From Scammers Series

Charities: Protecting Our Elderly Loved Ones From Scammers Series

Writing about charities for this series is hard because I know there are legitimate charities that need financial support. This post is not about not giving, but rather know where the money is being given. There are many legitimate charities that do good and need donations to help. But then there are charities set up by scammers and some legitimate charities whose names have been highjacked by scammers.

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Protecting Our Elderly Loved Ones from Scammers

Protecting Our Elderly Loved Ones from Scammers

Just recently my parents were on the receiving end of several scam phone calls that turned malicious. Thankfully, they knew the calls were not legitimate. After having to deal with repeated calls, my mom voiced her opinion about the man and how she would report him and the number. He turned on her like a wild animal and told her the men coming to their house to sign papers for their winnings would be “taking care” of them if she reported him.

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