Who Is At Risk? -Those that were taught to be courteous and polite.-Those that are alone, lonely, or happy to "be a part".-Those who can't say no even if it means giving cash.
Types of Scams:-Travelers/ Gypsies-Home improvement schemes-Work at home offers-Fictitious Charities-Prize Promotions-Foreign Lotteries-Medical Equipment/ Alert Devices-Investment Fraud
Scam Artists Will:-Act on your good nature and quickly become your best friend.-Sound professional, even with the flimsiest scheme.-Gain access to your financial records with smooth talk.
Rules to Follow:-Don't give personal information via telephone.-Don't be pressured into buying or investing money.-If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
Elderwatch in conjunction with the Attorney General's Office1-800-222-4444
AARP601E St NWWashington, DC 200491-800-424-3410
National Consumer League1-800-876-7060
To remove you name from mailing/ telephone lists:
Mail Preference ServicePO BOX 9008Farmingdale, NY 11735
Telephone Preference ServicePO Box 9014Farmingdale, NY 11735
In Colorado, visit:http://www.coloradonocall.comOr call 1-800-249-9097