Buyers Tips

Senior Fraud

Who Is At Risk?
-Those that were taught to be courteous and polite.
-Those that are alone, lonely, or happy to "be a part".
-Those who can't say no even if it means giving cash.

Types of Scams:
-Travelers/ Gypsies
-Home improvement schemes
-Work at home offers
-Fictitious Charities
-Prize Promotions
-Foreign Lotteries
-Medical Equipment/ Alert Devices
-Investment Fraud

Scam Artists Will:
-Act on your good nature and quickly become your best friend.
-Sound professional, even with the flimsiest scheme.
-Gain access to your financial records with smooth talk.

Rules to Follow:
-Don't give personal information via telephone.
-Don't be pressured into buying or investing money.
-If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Prevention Resources:

Elderwatch in conjunction with the Attorney General's Office

601E St NW
Washington, DC 20049

National Consumer League

To remove you name from mailing/ telephone lists:

Mail Preference Service
PO BOX 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Telephone Preference Service
PO Box 9014
Farmingdale, NY 11735

In Colorado, visit:
Or call 1-800-249-9097


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