Identity Theft [Video]

Identity Theft

Seniors Lose $3 Billion to Identity Theft Each Year. Do This Immediately to Protect Yourself Alix Langone   Identity theft impacts millions of people every year, and older Americans are targeted at higher rates than the rest of the population. People age 65 and older lose a whopping $36.5 billion to elder financial abuse every year, and almost $3 billion of that money is stolen via identity fraud, according to a study conducted by financial services firm TrueLink. The average amount of money an older adult loses to identity theft…

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Dating Romance Scams [Video]

Dating Scams

‘Don’t Be a Victim’ Series: Romance Scams Led to $143 Million in Stolen Money Simona Blanda was looking online for Mr. Right, but instead, she wound up with both a broken heart and a broken bank account. Blanda was a victim of a so-called romance scam, which last year duped victims out of $143 million nationwide, according to the Federal Trade Commission. In Blanda’s case, she ended up $25,000 in debt. Blanda thought she found her perfect match on a dating website that connects people to members of the Military.…

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