Scam artists never stop trying to think of ways to take advantage of others. Unfortunately, because the elderly tend to be more trusting, they often are a prime target. To help protect seniors, The Senate Committee on Aging has released its report identifying the 10 scams targeting seniors:
- IRS Impersonation Scams.
- Robocalls and Unsolicited Phone Calls.
- Sweepstakes Scams/Jamaican Lottery Scams.
- “Can You Hear Me?” Scams.
- Grandparent Scams.
- Computer Tech Support Scam.
- Romance Scams.
- Elder Financial Abuse.
- Identity Theft.
- Government Grant Scams.
Here is a link to the report: https://www.aging.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2018%20Fraud%20Book.pdf