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How to protect your aging parents from scams and fraud

March is Fraud Prevention Month—the perfect time to learn how to protect your parents from scam artists of all kinds.

And how coincidental that is; this week we heard yet another sad story of a Canadian senior who was the victim of the ‘grandparents scam‘: someone called posing as the woman’s grandson and told her he was in a jam and needed money.

He also told her not to tell anyone because he said he was ’embarrassed’. She kept his secret and gave him her life savings.

Inform and empower your parents

Make sure your mom or dad isn’t the next victim of fraud by using the following tips and advice. And remember to discuss the issue in-depth and more than once, with your parents to make sure they are educated and aware.

What seniors need to know about scamming, phishing and fleecing

More scams that target seniors

How to protect parents from spammers, scammers and other scoundrels

Has mom or dad been scammed?

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More resources:

Card not present scam

Tax fraud and identity theft

RCMP fraud prevention tips

Stop Senior Scams.org

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Kathy Barthel is a former editor of Comfort Life and Dialogue Plus magazines. She invites your ideas, comments and thoughts at anytime. If you would like to be a contributor to the magazine or blog, send us an email at [email protected]