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Common Elder Financial Abuse Scams

Last week, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) and a representative from the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs held a special meeting for seniors at the Maywood Senior Center. The topic: what kinds of scams seniors for which seniors should be on the alert.
One common crime is the fake check scam. The checks seem to come from the County and the ruse is to get the senior to wire money Canada.
Identity theft victimizes seniors as much as the rest of us but seniors are more vulnerable to responding to emails and phone calls requesting personal identification that can later be used to steal from them.
Telemarketers of target seniors, selling either worthless products or just attempting to get the senior’s credit card information.
Read the original article in the Downey Patriot.

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