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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Protecting yourself from scammers | Lifestyles

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Over the past several years, I have used this column numerous times as a community resource to discuss the latest scams and how to avoid becoming a victim of a scam. It is estimated senior citizens are robbed of roughly $3 billion (yes, billion with a “b”) a year in financial scams, healthcare scams and identity theft. Scams such as the grandparent scam or grandchild-in-need scam, US Treasury Scam, and others are perpetrated every day.

Don’t fall victim to the latest scams. Scams often begin with a phone call. NEVER give out personal information. Scammers are out there, so I am providing some general information and ways to help you avoid falling victim to scams. Scammers are getting slicker and more daring in ways that can easily catch you off guard.

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The “grandparent scam” or…

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