Senior citizens are targeted by con artists because seniors are most likely to have a “nest egg,” own their home, and have excellent credit. Con artists know the effects of age on memory, and they are counting on elderly victims to not being able to supply enough detailed information to investigators.

  1. Be aware that you are at risk from strangers and from those closest to you
  2. Don’t isolate yourself – stay involved
  3. Always tell solicitors: “I never buy from (or give to) anyone who calls or visits me unannounced. Send me something in writing.”
  4. Shred all receipts with your credit card number
  5. Sign up for the “Do Not Call” list and take yourself off multiple mailing lists 6. Use direct deposit for benefit checks to prevent checks from being stolen from the mail
  6. Never give your credit card, banking, social security, Medicare, or other personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call
  7. Be sceptical of all unsolicited offers and thoroughly do your research

Steps to Take If You’re a Victim:

  1. Call your bank and/or credit card company
  2. Cancel any debit or credit cards linked to the stolen account
  3. Reset your personal identification number(s)
  4. Contact Legal Services and Adult Protective Services if warranted

Businesses fail in this industry because they forget about the emotional side of this field. We are emotionally invested… our clients are family.361 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119 Phone: (860) 212-6433

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