Protecting the Elderly from Fraud
As your loved ones age, it’s important to take care of them physically, but it’s also important to help protect them from fraud. The risk of becoming a victim of fraud and abuse increases as one ages. Fraudsters, identity thieves and other criminals often target elders and the money they have saved for their retirement years. The problem with fraud is that it can happen very quickly and you can’t always be there to protect your loved ones.
Foster Results can provide financial assistance services to help keep your elder family members safe from fraud. We’ve all received junk mail that actually looks like “real” mail. Unfortunately many seniors are fooled into thinking these offers and bills are legitimate. Sometimes the mail is disguised in official looking envelopes with seals and certifications emblazoned on them, along with statements of urgency. Ninety-nine percent of the time, these are probably just solicitations and possible scams, but it isn’t always clear for an aging adult to tell. We can review their mail and let them know what is legitimate and what should be tossed.
When a senior is shopping for a big purchase such as an appliance or home improvement, they are often prey to unscrupulous salespeople and contractors. We can assist with purchase decisions by evaluating whether or not they are really getting the best deal for their money. Our added layer of protection will prevent scammers from bilking your elderly loved ones.
We are dedicated to helping seniors with financial assistance services, so they can make good decisions and maintain their financial independence.