Current Scams & Prevention

Veterans benefits and their pensions are becoming the latest targets for scammers of the elderly.

 

Police from New York report: 81-Year-Old Marine Corps Veteran Held Hostage In Motel For 4 Years

 

The most prevalent, and the most unreported form of Elder Abuse . . . Elder FInancial Abuse

 

"Bad Apples Keep Rolling Back to Like-Minded Firms". Beware, not all financial advisors and firms have your best interests in mind.

 

Phone Scams Continue to be a Serious Threat, Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season

 

Trust, But Verify Elder Care Workers by Chief Dan Flynn, Marietta Police Department

 

Cherokee County Senior Services Reports New Prescription Card Scam 

 

Top 10 Elderly Scams To Be Aware Of - National Council On Aging

 

J. Russell George Urges Taxpayers to Remain on "High Alert"

 

Yellow postcard offering prizes misleading elderly, disabled

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Yellow-postcard-offering-prizes-misleading-elderly-disabled-316040301.html

 

Woman warns you about scam

http://www.walb.com/story/29655966/woman-warns-you-about-scam

 

Sheriff warns of persistent phone scam

http://www.walb.com/story/29534062/sheriff-warns-of-persistant-phone-scam

 

Crooks try to run utility scam in Americus

http://www.walb.com/story/29512672/crooks-try-to-run-utility-scam-in-americus

 

Sheriff's office frustrated by latest phone scam

http://www.walb.com/story/29503645/sheriffs-office-frustrated-by-latest-phone-scam

 

APD warns to watch out for phone scams

http://www.walb.com/story/29526990/apd-warns-to-watch-out-for-phone-scams

 

Be on the Lookout for Home Improvement Scams

http://www.wsbtv.com/feed/business/personal-finance/be-on-the-lookout-for-home-improvement-scams/fCFFcL/

 

SCMPD warns of 'debt' scam

http://www.wtoc.com/story/29436999/scmpd-warns-of-debt-scam

 

Have You Heard: Publishers Clearing House Phone Scam, Powerball Scam and bank transfer scam

http://www.wtoc.com/story/29305856/have-you-heard-publishers-clearing-house-phone-scam-powerball-scam-and-bank-transfer-scam

Helpful

Tools & Tips

to Protect Your Identity and

Avoid Getting Scammed

Did you know . . .
 
Government Agencies and Entities will NEVER contact you over the phone requesting immediate payments, money orders, money grams, or any type of liquid cash payment.
  • IRS
  • Social Security
  • Sheriff's Office
  • Police Department
  • Jury Duty
  • "Fake Fine" that you have no recollection
 
Did you know . . .
 
Caller ID can be fake.  Scammers purchase software that can be coded with another name and number, including your local Police Department's information. If you are unsure of the validity of the person calling you, it is best to verify the infomration over the internet.
 
Prevent Getting Scammed by Telemarketers
AARP gives 6 Ways to Avoid Telemarketing Fraud. For more details, visit: http://member.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-05-2011/protect-yourself-from-telemarketing-fraud.html

 

Tips to avoid Identity Theft