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New Scams to Watch Out For

By Eric Millhorn |

Scammers often prey on senior citizens, believing them to be easy targets. There are many reasons for this. Some seniors live alone and might be emotionally vulnerable. As we age, many seniors also struggle with remembering details, so it might be easier to confuse someone. Some seniors also have more disposable income than, say,… Read More »

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Is a Loved One Being Exploited on Social Media?

By Eric Millhorn |

At Millhorn Elder Law Planning Group, we regularly raise the alarm about elder abuse, whether physical, emotional, sexual, or financial. But there is another type of elder abuse that might be on the rise, and that involves social media. According to ProPublica, many nursing home residents have been secretly photographed or recorded by staff,… Read More »

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Watch Out for Romance Scams

By Eric Millhorn |

Many seniors today are looking for love. Whether they are divorced or recently widowed, they are now ready to get back out there and meet someone. Helpfully, the Internet has made it possible for people to connect, so seniors are no longer limited to only meeting those people who live in their immediate surroundings…. Read More »

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Protecting Seniors from Identity Theft

By Eric Millhorn |

Senior citizens are popular targets for identity thieves. Not only do many seniors have more savings than younger people, but many are isolated from family and friends and will never report the theft. To protect yourself or a loved one from identity theft, follow the tips below. Avoid Giving Out Personal Information Identity thieves… Read More »

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Watch Out For Funeral And Burial Scams

By Eric Millhorn |

Seniors are a favorite target of scammers, who hope to cheat and swindle you out of your hard-earned money. As a result, there are many scams that target seniors, including financial, health care, and pet scams. But scams involving funeral and burial expenses are on the upswing. These scams often target people who are… Read More »

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Beware Of Bogus Cancer Treatments

By Eric Millhorn |

Of all the scams that target the elderly, health care scams are some of the most common. Fraudsters reasonably assume that many seniors are worried about their health and they prey on these insecurities. As reported recently in the news media, many scammers have been marketing fake cancer treatments online. You can protect yourself… Read More »

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Protect Yourself From Common Financial Scams

By Eric Millhorn |

Older Americans are ripe targets for all kinds of financial scams. Many have no spouse or adult children living with them, and they might be worried about falling sick and growing old. As a result, savvy scam artists prey on America’s seniors, hoping to hoodwink them into handing over their money. To protect yourself,… Read More »

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