The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to raise public awareness about Social Security imposter scams during the fourth annual “Slam the Scam” Day on March 9. Social Security scams — where fraudsters pressure victims into making cash or gift card payments to fix alleged Social Security number problems […]
According to research by the Stanford Center on Longevity and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Investor Education Foundation, adults over 65 are more likely to have lost money through a financial scam than an adult in their 40s. In addition, only 1 in 44 victims of financial fraud report the crime, often out of embarrassment or fear that their […]
For those of you who are regular readers of PrimeTime Seniors, you may recall our article on how to avoid Medicare scams. We originally published the article right before the pandemic began. However, we understand if you don’t remember the article, especially considering everything that has happened since we originally published it. Regardless, we think […]
By Kate Silburn, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Elder Law ~ What is financial exploitation of an elderly person or elder financial abuse? According to the Department of Justice, financial or property exploitation means the illegal or improper use of an elderly or adult with a disability’s money, property, or other resources for monetary or personal benefit, […]
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is on June 15. On this day, communities, seniors, caregivers, governments, organizations, and the private sector unite to prevent the mistreatment of and violence against older people.
By Beth McCann, Denver DA ~ Not all contractor issues can be anticipated, but there are steps to take prior to hiring one that can help avoid financial losses, project delays, or a contractor disappearing in the middle of a job. Consider the Following: The greatest number of complaints received by law enforcement […]
By Eric Gonzalez ~ Health care has been in the news over the past few years. First the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, then efforts to repeal it, now efforts to undercut it. It is fair to say that healthcare news is often contradictory and confusing. Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of this […]