EDITORIAL: Protect our elderly from fraud | #insurance | #seniors | #elderly
May 4—When the
Unfortunately, senior citizens have become easy targets — many are so trusting. They grew up in a time when honesty meant something to most people. What they don’t realize is that things are much different today. It’s easy to find information about people online. And, there are so many different kinds of scams going on, even people who are not elderly can be tricked by some of the callers.
If you know someone who is elderly but who is not tech savvy, find a way for them to watch the webinars with you. That way, you can explain things that the elderly may not be familiar with and save them some heartache and embarrassment. Some who are deceived won’t make a police report because of the embarrassment of being a victim. We should look after and protect our elders from the vicious thieves on the other end of the phone.
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