The Latest Senior Scams – Charlotte Today – Podcast

The Latest Senior Scams – Charlotte Today

There are five million cases of elder fraud in the United States annually, resulting in $27.4 billion in losses. Most victims don’t report it, due to embarrassment. As awareness of this issue grows, so does the brazenness of those committing the frauds. We talk about a couple of these senior scams on Charlotte Today.

Seniors seem to be more susceptible to fraud and abuse. They come from a generation that trusted. Baby boomers are more skeptical. But I think as you age, you want to believe in the goodness of people and that makes you more vulnerable.

Seniors are in more frequent contact with medical professionals who can steal their vital information. My brother-in-law’s identity was stolen by someone who stole a credit card receipt for his inpatient hospital TV service.

The Latest Senior Scams – Charlotte Today

The Latest Senior Scams – Charlotte Today

There are five million cases of elder fraud in the United States annually, resulting in $27.4 billion in losses. Most victims don’t report it, due to embarrassment. As awareness of this issue grows, so does the brazenness of those committing the frauds. We talk about a couple of these senior scams on Charlotte Today.

Seniors seem to be more susceptible to fraud and abuse. They come from a generation that trusted. Baby boomers are more skeptical. But I think as you age, you want to believe in the goodness of people and that makes you more vulnerable.

Seniors are in more frequent contact with medical professionals who can steal their vital information. My brother-in-law’s identity was stolen by someone who stole a credit card receipt for his inpatient hospital TV service.

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Rita Anand is our guest on the Caregiver Smile Summit.

Everyone has moments of forgetfulness. And when we see it in mom or dad, we may often just brush it off at first. In this session, we will provide a dementia primer. We compare what is “normal” aging to aging with dementia, looking at the signs to spot, the stages of the disease and the best course of action you can take for yourself as a caregiver and the person for whom you are caring.

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