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The Better Business Bureau issued a warning notifying citizens that investment scams targeting older adults are increasing. Of course scams like this affect all ages; however, an uptick of complex investment opportunities are being directed at older investors. Some of these scams may include unregistered securities, promissory notes, charitable gift annuities, Ponzi schemes, etc. Here are some tips for spotting investment scams: Don’t trust any claims where there are no risks. ALL investments carry some sort of risk. Disregard promises of big money fast. No one can predict how investments will pay out. Don’t make an immediate decision. Con artists love applying pressure for on the spot decisions. Get everything in writing prior to making any decisions. A legitimate company won’t have a problem with a paper trail. Take the time to check out investment opportunities with your state’s securities regulator or the federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at www.sec.gov or 202-551-6720

Investment Scams Targeting Older Adults on the Rise

from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee The Better Business Bureau issued a warning notifying citizens that investment scams targeting older adults are increasing. Of...
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Why Middle Tennessee Employers Should Support Employee Caregivers

from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee Over the past 18 months, the Council on Aging (COA) of Middle Tennessee has embarked on a journey...
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DNA Scam Targeting Older Adults

from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) issued a statement warning older adults that scammers may be using...
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‘Discover Williamson’ Seeks Seniors for Fall Class

Registration for the Fall 2019 Discover Williamson program for seniors (55+), presented through the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department, is now open. Active...
Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee announces honorees for 28th Annual Sage Awards

2019 Sage Awards Scheduled for Oct 28

The Council on Aging (COA) of Middle Tennessee recently announced its 28th Annual Sage Awards will take place on Monday, October, 28,2019. at the...
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13 Tips to Avoid Scams While Vacationing

from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee At one time, going on vacation meant we could let our guard down and be carefree. Unfortunately, in this...
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Beware of “One Ring” Phone Scam

from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee Last month, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued a warning about the “one-ring” phone scam. This scam works...
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SSA Imposter Calls Take Over

from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee Last month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a warning that scammers were spoofing calls from the SSA’s...
Signs that Driving Has Become an Issue for Your Aging Relative

Signs that Driving Has Become an Issue for Your Aging Relative

from Aging & Caring: A Guide for Families and Caregivers by Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee  We all want to maintain our independence by...
Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee announces honorees for 28th Annual Sage Awards

Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee Announces Honorees for 28th Annual...

The Council on Aging (COA) of Middle Tennessee recently announced its 28th Annual Sage Awards honorees. The Sage Awards, presented each year since 1992, are...

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