Financial scammers are everywhere. On our phones, on our computers - and they can even be in our homes.
- Government Imposter Scams call potential victims and pretend to be a representative of a government agency – like the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They may claim that you owe them money, and you will be arrested if you do not comply immediately.
- Medicare or Health Insurance Scams involve people pretending to be a Medicare representative in order to steal personal information and/or money.
- Romance Scammers create fake internet profiles to try and exploit people around the world for their money. Often they pretend to live overseas and request money to pay for travel expenses or other emergencies.
- Computer Tech Support Scams target people who may not be as technologically advanced as others. The scammers often send pop-ups to these peoples’ computers, claiming that their device needs to be fixed - and say that they need to pay money to repair it.
- Elder Financial Abuse happens when a family member, friend, or caregiver extorts an elder in their life. They take advantage of their relationship to steal money, assets, credit, or anything else the elder has to offer.