Has Mom or Dad Been Scammed?

In the last part of our four part look at seniors and scammers we look at what to do if you find out if mom or dad has been scammed.

"Something strange happened the other day"
In some cases, your parents may be scammed and not realize it.

In a double-bind worst-case they may be embarrassed and not want to tell anyone about it. Children of aging parents may want to help parents but parents may not like the idea of getting help from their children. You'll need to work around this.

If your parents tell you about someone who just came to the door (for example) selling a house power washing and they actually gave out money, you need to do all within your power to put a stop to it.

What to do in the unfortunate case your mom or dad has been scammed:

Still, this is the exception and police admit a sad reality: that most scammers are never brought to justice.

With that in mind, it's best to do all you can to avoid letting yourself or your aging, vulnerable parents get scammed.

A look back at seniors scams and how to avoid them

More information about online scams and protecting seniors:

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