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Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

scamThe National Council on the Aging lists these Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors.

You should review the site and explanations of the scams to identify a potential scam.

The list includes the following:

  1. Medicare/health insurance scams
  2. Counterfeit prescription drugs
  3. Funeral & Cemetery scams
  4. Fraudulent anti-aging products
  5. Telemarketing/phone scams
  6. Internet Fraud
  7. Investment scams
  8. Homeowner/reverse mortgage scams
  9. Sweepstakes & lottery scams
  10. The grandparent scam

To obtain the contact information for Adult Protective Services in your area, call the Eldercare Locator, a government sponsored national resource line, at: 1-800-677-1116, or visit their website at: www.eldercare.gov.

In Vermont, fraud can be reported to the local police, the local county state’s attorney office, and the Vermont Office of the Attorney General. A link to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office is:
http://ago.vermont.gov/divisions/seniors.php.

Reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation can also be filed with the Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living, a division of the Vermont Agency of Human Services. A complaint form is located at the following link: http://www.dlp.vermont.gov/guidelines/protection/report.

Please review these financial scams with your family members to protect them.

Aaron J. Goldberg, PLC can assist you and your family members as needed. Please contact us at any time.

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