Elder Abuse Awareness

Financial exploitation is a type of elder abuse. Financial exploitation is the fraudulent or otherwise illegal, unauthorized, or improper actions by an individual that uses the resources of an older person for personal profit or gain; or actions that result in depriving an older person of the benefits, resources, belongings, or assets to which they… View Article

Identity Theft Solutions

Your wallet is missing. Thousands of dollars have been charged to your credit cards, your checking account is empty, and loans you never took out appear on your credit report. What happened? You’ve been a victim of identity theft – an increasingly common and inventive crime. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information to… View Article

IRS Warns On Surge Of New Email Phishing Scams

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … for scammers. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry are warning taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams at this time of year. The call follows what the IRS refers to as “a surge of new, sophisticated email phishing… View Article

Android User Scam

Android users beware!!! Cybersecurity firm, ESET, reported that the Optimization Battery app for Android can swipe funds from PayPal accounts by stealing login data. Like many downloaded apps, OB asks for permission then during downloading it asks for “Accessibility.” Once granted, it has the ability to capture ID, PW and authentication responses you enter on… View Article

Beware of Donation Scams

Organizations that can help you research charities These organizations offer reports and ratings about how charitable organizations spend donations and how they conduct business: BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Navigator CharityWatch GuideStar The IRS’s Tax Exempt Organization Search tells you if your donation would be tax deductible. You can find your state charity regulator at… View Article