ELDER LAW & ADVOCACY
A nonprofit organization serving older adults
Police or Fire Department Donation Scam
The scam: You receive a convincing call asking for a donation for a police or firefighter association but it doesn’t actually exist.
What to do: Ask them to give you a website address or the phone number to headquarters so you can check its legitimacy.
Free Lunch Seminar Scam
The scam: You are invited to a local restaurant for a free meal and advice about maximizing social security but are asked to provide information about your current financial situation or assets.
What to do: Don’t attend! Make an appointment with your social security office to get information and to have your questions answered.
Funeral with Extras Scam
The scam: A grieving widow or widower goes to the funeral home to make arrangements but leaves with a very expensive/over-budget event.
What to do: Take someone with you who can be your eyes and ears. Take the proposed contract home and review it with someone you trust before signing.
Is it a scam? Need help?
Call 858-565-1392 (San Diego County) or 760-353-0223 (Imperial County)
for no-cost assistance.
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