5 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Scams

Nowadays, many people have access to the internetNowadays, many people have access to the internet, especially the elderly. Sometimes we receive e-mails saying that we’ve won a jackpot prize in a contest that we didn’t even join, and receive phone calls from people with “too-good-to-be-true” offers. These schemes are internet criminals’ new ways of stealing account and password details from their prospect victims.

Here are valuable tips to help seniors avoid scams:

  • directly deposited checks into a bank and don’t have checks mailed to a home address
  • sign up for the “Do Not Call” registry, which can help in the prevention of telemarketing scams
  • carefully read any offer that arrives by mail or email
  • contact Medicare directly to obtain a list of official companies that are eligible to sell these cards before purchasing
  • don’t provide any personal or financial information to anyone.

You can click here for the more ways to help seniors avoid scams.

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