Five Common Scams Directed at Seniors (and How to Avoid Them)

One of our favorite sites, Lifehacker, has a good article about some common scams targeting senior citizens and some tips on how to avoid them.  Scammers and identity thieves prey on all types, but some of the most vulnerable—and often targeted—by those criminals are senior citizens. From convincing “reverse mortgage” ads to aggressive calls claiming to be from the government, Lifehacker discusses five more common scams directed at seniors, and how to avoid them or help your relatives avoid them.

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