Current Scams & Prevention
Veterans benefits and their pensions are becoming the latest targets for scammers of the elderly.
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.
Trust, But Verify Elder Care Workers by Chief Dan Flynn, Marietta Police Department
Yellow postcard offering prizes misleading elderly, disabled
Woman warns you about scam
Sheriff warns of persistent phone scam
Crooks try to run utility scam in Americus
Sheriff's office frustrated by latest phone scam
APD warns to watch out for phone scams
Be on the Lookout for Home Improvement Scams
SCMPD warns of 'debt' scam
Have You Heard: Publishers Clearing House Phone Scam, Powerball Scam and bank transfer scam
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.
"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
According to Atlanta's own Consumer Advocate and Talk Show Host Clark Howard . . . A "Credit Freeze" is your best protection against Identity Theft: For more details visit: http://www.clarkhoward.com/credit-freezes-are-effective-tool-against-data-bre