Aware Senior Care Blog

How to Protect Seniors from Online Scams
How to Protect Seniors from Online Scams

Loneliness and isolation among seniors is a growing concern. For those with trusting natures and significant assets, these circumstances may make them especially vulnerable to scams. And as more seniors go online to find companionship, some may be setting themselves up for personal disappointment and financial disaster.

Lonely seniors and online scams

  

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Seniors Beware: New IRS Phone Scams
Seniors Beware: New IRS Phone Scams

The IRS does not call- ever. 

I have been told this plenty of times before, I knew this. I heard it several times when we were researching scams that prey on elderly. I remember reassuring my mother in law last year when the “IRS” called to say they were taking her house for not paying taxes. And yet- I allowed myself to get sucked into a conversation with the “IRS.”  

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Recognize and Report: Elder Abuse
Recognize and Report: Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a significant problem that plagues older generations around the world. The American Psychological Association estimates that each year in America alone, approximately 4 million elderly people become victims of physical, psychological or other forms of abuse. This is a complex issue that can have a detrimental impact on a person’s health and their quality of life.  

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