Across the nation each year, millions of older adults fall prey to financial scams or fraud. Everyone is at risk, even people without high incomes or assets.
Protect yourself from these crimes by educating yourself through some of the online resources listed below. Visit their websites for safety tips like these:
- Learn about scams, including those reported in your community.
- Be skeptical about offers to sell you something you never requested information about in the first place.
- Don't allow bullying or threats to push you into providing criminals with your sensitive information.
- Never tell anyone your credit card information, banking details, PIN numbers, Social Security or Medicare card numbers or other personal information unless you know he or she has a legitimate need for that information.