Betty L. Alt, Sandra K. Wells - Fleecing Grandma and Grandpa: Protecting against Scams, Cons, and Frauds
Publisher: Praeger | 2004-09-30 | ISBN: 0275981797 | PDF | 167 pages | 7.91 MB
Falling for a scam or con is humiliating for anyone, and can have terrible consequences. But for the elderly, being the victim of fraud can be disastrous, and they are the most common and vulnerable targets of everyday scams, cons, and frauds. From identity theft to gambling scams, from power of attorney issues to pyramid schemes, there is no dearth of creativity in the ways some criminals will relieve the elderly from their money and their homes. Here, Alt and Wells describe the most common scams, offer the stories of actual victims, and detail ways to protect yourself and your family from becoming easy targets.