The Latest Schemes Targeting Older Adults

Here's some information to share with senior loved ones that can help them avoid being defrauded or purchasing useless products.

Warn Senior Friends and Loved Ones About IRS Scams

"You owe back taxes! Pay right now or go to jail!" Con artists impersonating the Internal Revenue Service may call, email and even text their victims. Learn how to spot these fraudsters.

When a Senior Loved One Has a Gambling Problem

Casinos today cater to older adults. For some, it's a pleasant day betting a few dollars. But for others, it's a serious habit.

Online Buzz: 4 Online Safety Tips for Older Adults

Phishing, phony sweepstakes and too-good-to-be-true offers ... cyber-scammers often target seniors.

Talking to Senior Loved Ones About Scams

Every year, older adults lose billions of dollars to con artists. But there's an art to having a cautionary conversation on this topic with elderly relatives.

Five Myths and Facts About Seniors and Supplements

Seniors spend billions each year on vitamins and herbal preparations. Are these products helpful? Are they safe?

Online Buzz: Prepaid Debit Cards Protect Seniors

Older adults are at higher risk of fraud, but may balk at having someone else control their money. Here’s a look at a good compromise.

Online Buzz: Is Your Senior Loved One's Money Safe?

At first, the signs of misuse of a senior’s finances may seem quite innocuous—an unpaid bill or purchase of an item the older person doesn’t need. However, these may be initial warning signs that can lead to large or unexplained bank account withdrawals or transfers, unfamiliar signatures on checks and documents, and changes in banks, attorneys or wills.