Share of Cost, Do You Know the Top 10 Scams Affecting Seniors?

Sunday, Aug. 17th 2014 6:27 AM

Scams come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and more and more of them are targeting our elders. The National Commission on Aging put together a list of the top 10 scams affecting seniors in 2013.

1. Health Care/Medicare/Health Insurance Fraud

2. Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

3. Funeral & Cemetery Scams

4. Fraudulent Anti-Aging Products

5. Telemarketing“The Pigeon Drop”  “The Fake Accident Ploy” and  “Charity Scams”

6. Internet Fraud – Email/Phishing Scams

7. Investment Schemes

8. Homeowner/Reverse Mortgage Scams

9. Sweepstakes & Lottery Scams

10. The Grandparent Scam

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