Tag Archive | "Fraud"

Grant

Government Grant Scam Costs Elderly Woman $3,200

Alice, 77, lives in rural New England. She received a Facebook Messenger text from a work colleague named Ron, who told her she could qualify for a large cash award from the government. She would get a text the next morning to determine eligibility.

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Fraud Watch: Avoiding COVID-19 Related Medicare Scams

Medicare fraud is not a new issue and long predates the pandemic, but during times of crisis, scammers often get more aggressive and creative with targeting older adults.

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Coronavirus Scams: Guard Against Fraud

Con artists are finding lots of marks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Watchdog groups and authorities report a surge of complaints about scams targeting people who fear catching the virus or need money due to lost income.

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Don’t Be A Scam Artist’s Next Target

Believing that fraud can’t happen to us, because we’re too smart, logical or informed, may make us more vulnerable.

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Medicare

Feds To Track How Private Medicare Info Gets To Marketers

Key personal details gleaned from the files of Medicare can then be cross-referenced with databases of individual phone numbers, allowing marketers to home in with their calls.

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7 Tips to Keep Hackers, Crooks, Scammers Out Of Your Smartphone

You love your  smartphone, in fact, it’s often your biggest confidant when it comes to sharing important personal information.

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