Scam phone calls. Confusing emails. Weird text messages. Junk mail in your normal Postal Service delivery. Even salespeople or con artists ringing your front doorbell to sell you something you don't need.
Grifters, cheats and fake phone banks will never go away. Seniors must protect themselves from these phony come-ons. Whether it's a phone call from some "Amazon Customer Support" scam artist or a piece of junk mail requesting your attendance to a free seminar, be alert! Many of these methods are simply a way to covertly steal your money, your identity, and your privacy. Don't let them!
Fortunately, many of these are easy to detect. A majority of emails may end up in a junk mail folder with strange email addresses from the senders. Disjointed, poorly constructed emails in English are a dead giveaway to a scam email. Sure, you may have an account with Capital One, but if an email with a heading of "Capital One Alert Money For You" shows up in your junk mail folder, it's best to delete it, instead of clicking any lengthy links that look like gibberish.
Phone calls? Either hang up if it's a pre-recorded message, a live voice claiming to be an IRS agent, or someone else suspicious. Or simply don't pick up!
BE ALERT AND SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS!
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