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Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in Carolyn Reilly, Elder Abuse, Scam Alerts |

From Our Executive Director’s Desk

Scammers who target seniors were very active in 2018.  Most of these scams have been around for many years.  Why?  Because they work and the scammers get away with it.  Here are some to watch out for in 2019, along with my best tip: HANG UP before they can get to your money!

Your phone rings…

You won the lottery!

HANG UP!  It’s a SCAM!

Your grandchild is in trouble and needs you to wire money or get a gift card.

HANG UP!  It’s a SCAM!

You qualify for free home improvements-solar, roof, windows, ‘cool wall’ paint.

HANG UP!  It’s a SCAM!

The IRS calls to say you owe back taxes.

HANG UP!  It’s a SCAM!

Medicare is calling because you need to pay for a new Medicare card.

HANG UP!  It’s a SCAM!

If you have a question about a call, a letter, or a contract, contract Elder Law & Advocacy before you open your wallet.  An attorney will advise you free of charge.  For an appointment call 858-565-1392 in San Diego County or 760-353-0223 in Imperial County.

Best wishes for a safe and happy 2019!

Carolyn Reilly