April 14, 2020

2020 – 04/13 – Seniors face a double threat with COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may pose a double whammy for seniors. The elderly are extremely vulnerable to medical complications associated with the virus and they’re also prime targets for COVID-19 scams. Fraudsters are attempting to con Medicare and Social Security benefit information and money from unsuspecting people. They’re also updating old frauds, such as the “grandchild” scam (where a caller may claim to be treating a sick grandchild or other relative and demand payment). Seniors must be suspicious of all COVID-19 related claims and verify information before revealing personal or financial information.