That’s Not the Bank or the Government on the Other End of the Line...
Institutions such as banks, government agencies, the police or credit card companies have a lot of authority. Fraudsters take advantage of that influence to get you to send them money or give out your personal information. Reports of impersonation scams have almost doubled in the last year and are sure to continue to grow.
Seniors are often home during the day to answer the phone, they can be more trusting, and they may not have family or friends close by to ask for a second opinion, so they are often the ones being targeted by these scams. However, you can be prepared should you ever receive a call or email from scammers.
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