There are many individuals who target older adults for scams. If you’ve never had issues with stolen identity consider yourself fortunate. I’ve stopped carrying a checkbook and only use a debit or credit card. At least with this form of transaction, the Credit Card Company or bank can assist in filing fraud. If you’re a frequent internet user you will be “phished”. This means that someone posing as your bank or Credit Card Company will send you an email requesting personal information. Never respond to these emails as the poser can then access your account. When in question call your bank or Credit Card Company about the questionable email. And never give out personal information on the telephone when you have not initiated the phone call yourself.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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