Michelle Singletary, The Color of Money Aug 1, 2017 at 4:35 pm |  Print View WASHINGTON — I could hear the panic in her voice, this pastor, who never fears anything. She had simply wanted a free sample of face cream and agreed to pay the shipping cost — $5.99. But the day after...

“Each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could be used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care....

Original Article: TransAmerica | New Age Of Advice Types of familiarity scams: Misappropriation of income Someone you probably know accesses your Social Security income and uses it for his or her own benefit. This can happen when the perpetrator becomes a “representative payee” of Social...

Frauds call claiming they have a buyer or renter for your timeshare – and steal your money There are reports that 9.1 million US households own a timeshare.  And anyone who owns a timeshare is a potential fraud victim.  Often the timeshares people buy are not at luxury resorts, but are at...

Linn County TRIAD Chairperson Tracey Robert was interviewed by KCRG on Roman Scams in Eastern Iowa Original Story on KCRG  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- This is a love story. Though, it's not your typical love story. "Oh he just was very complimentary," said Jenny Hall, a Cedar...

If someone calls and asks "Can you hear me?", don't answer yes. Just hang up! Original Source: Better Business Bureau  January 30, 2017 The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about an old scam with a new twist. The “Can You Hear Me?” scam has long been used to coerce...

Top 10 Scams of 2016

By: Barbara Green, Better Business Bureau  IRS - still the #1 scam in the country today. That # has dropped significantly since the raid in Mumbai, India. The IRS will NEVER call you directly. Debt Collections- you are contacted that you owe a sizable amount and they will clear up your...

Linn County Chairperson Tracey Robertson was interviewed by KCRG on current scams Original Story on KCRG  IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Scammers are targeting Iowa City seniors, especially those in nursing homes. It's becoming enough of a problem, police are warning the...

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