Spotting Tech Support Scams

Spotting tech support scams are crucial for older adults. Scammers exploit your fears about viruses and other threats, but they don’t want to protect your computer. Instead, they want to sell you useless services, steal your credit card number, or install malware on your computer. How do you know if you’re being scammed? Here areContinue reading “Spotting Tech Support Scams”

Impostors Level Up Their Scams

Care of NRMLA Online​A new article from AARP highlights how impostors level up their scams and have been phoning people. They pose as Social Security officers and flaunting false badge numbers to defraud victims. The head of the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General warns, “Don’t believe anyone who calls you unsolicited from aContinue reading “Impostors Level Up Their Scams”

Financial Scams Targeting Older Adults

Financial scams targeting older adults are prevalent and costly. The FBI estimates that older adults lose more than $3 billion each year to fraudsters. Scammers go after older adults because they believe older adults have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. But it’s not just wealthy seniors who are targeted. Low-income olderContinue reading “Financial Scams Targeting Older Adults”

State of Emergency: Housing Insecurity and Aggressive Action

Below is a blog by Dave Uejio of CFPB. He addresses the housing insecurity and aggressive action that is needed by him and his team. The CFPB released our first analysis of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing. The good news is that actions taken by both the public and private sectors haveContinue reading “State of Emergency: Housing Insecurity and Aggressive Action”