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Staying Scam Smart in 2020 from Council on Aging

Staying Scam Smart in 2020

from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee As we start a new year, a new decade, here are a couple of concerns that you should keep...
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Cyber Security Travel Tips

from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure this holiday season (or any time), cyber security should be at...
Council on Aging November Scam IRS Scam Letters

How to Identify a Fake IRS Letter

from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee A few months ago, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported complaints from people receiving fake letters supposedly from...

Common Medicare Scams

from Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee It’s almost open enrollment for Medicare’s more than 60 million participants. As you consider the many options, don’t...
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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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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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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TDCI Warns Consumers About Genetic Testing Scams Aimed at Seniors

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) is joining other state and national regulators to warn consumers about reports of people claiming to...
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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...

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