FRAUD I CORONAVIRUS FRAUD SCHEMES I COVID-19 SCAMS I ELDER ABUSE I SENIOR FRAUD – Coronavirus Fraud Scams Aimed at 60+ Community
April 30, 2020
Undoubtably there is an inflow of fraudulent Coronavirus ploys, however, the bulk of these Covid-19 fraud scams are aimed at the 60+ community. In response to the increased fraud complaints the Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’) has issued warnings directly to the 60+ community regarding these fraud schemes. Specifically, the FTC published an article warning seniors that scammers are calling or robocalling the elderly trying to secure personal information. The two specific elderly fraud scams highlighted by the FTC include: (1) offering false hope with alleged fraudulent products such as “Covid-19 at home testing kits”; and (2) seeking financial information such as social security numbers and bank information to assist seniors in securing “Covid-19 relief funds”.
The best way to protect against fraud, is to keep personal information secure and confidential. If you receive a coronavirus call or robocall the FTC has issued a recommended protocol to follow:
To see this discussed article on the official Federal Trade Commission website, click here: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/03/60-and-over-time-covid-19-read
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