Watching Out for Your Loved Ones: Be Aware

By Heather McKinney ~ While the film I Care A Lot may have won Rosamund Pike, its lead actress, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, the film’s topic is no laughing matter. Pike plays Marla Grayson, a guardian-for-hire who locks up older adults, drains their assets, and drugs

Beware of Disaster Scams!

By Heather McKinney~ Winter Storm Uri struck Texas in February, causing apocalyptic-level problems for Texans across the state. Seniors have been hit especially hard, left in some instances for multiple days and weeks without access to water or power. The snow and ensuing energy crisis were dangerous

Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

By Heather McKinney~ One light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel is the distribution of various vaccines. Beware, though — scammers and fraudsters are attempting to use this breakthrough for their own financial gain. County health services require qualified residents to sign up for vaccines via an

Senior Romance Scams: Beware

By Heather McKinney~ In these isolated times, it is increasingly common to use the internet, social media, and dating apps to make connections. While scams often surface on the internet, seniors especially should be aware of possible “romance scams.” A 2020 report by the Federal Trade Commission

Beware of Financial Scams with a COVID-19 Twist

By Heather McKinney~ For seniors, COVID-19 is more than just a health threat. Financial scams aimed at seniors have come back in a significant way – all with a COVID-19 twist. Here are some common scams surfacing in pandemic times. THE SCAM: Medicare Fraud HOW IT WORKS: Scammers offering “free”

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