Nov 16, 2017 by Alan White
Whether it’s holiday time, or just an ordinary day of the week, picture this: The phone rings, someone knocks on your parent’s door, or invades their computer, and scams your parent out of money and their identity. According to professional at home care providers, senior citizens are prime targets. Scam artists may have identified your mother and father as easy targets.
What your parents need to know:
At home care also warns seniors of catfishing scams. Many seniors like your parents are lonely. Your mother or father may be a widow or widower and after being married for most of their life being without a partner is not only lonely, but it feels strange not having a partner. Many contemporary aging adults are finding companions online and are getting scammed. This is the concept of individuals creating a persona online to trick older people into relationships (often for money.) Most often the couple never meets in person, and the scammer continues to ask for money and collects hundreds if not thousands of dollars. The scammer continues to dangle the carrot in front of your parent’s nose and as lonely as mom or dad is they continue to come up with money to keep this unknown love happy in hopes to meet soon.
At home care, experts expect to shut these scammers down, to save the finances of seniors and keep them from heartbreak as well.
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