Category: Fraud

Tips for Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

If you’re like hundreds of thousands of Americans, you’ve gotten them. Official sounding phone calls from someone proclaiming they are from the IRS or even the FBI.   They claim you are guilty of things like overdue taxes, or they are collecting a fine because you have not properly registered for insurance coverage. Or maybe they […]

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Mail Fraud and Older Adults: Staying Safe

This past spring we wrote about criminals contacting seniors claiming they are from the IRS, Social Security or even the FBI. These contacts are made by regular mail, phone calls or email. They say that they are collecting fines for things like back or late taxes, or that the individual is not properly registered for […]

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