The phone rings and the caller claims to be from your pharmacy. The caller needs you to verify information so that your prescriptions can be filled. A flashing red message appears on your computer screen warning you about a virus and telling you to call a number for "tech support." You call and the helpful person offers to fix the computer problem if you allow them remote access. You answer some fun quizzes on social media, providing the name of your dog and your favorite vacation destination. These words just happen to be in the passwords to your bank accounts.
Scams against older adults are a multi-billion dollar industry. Scammers prey on a range of powerful emotions. Knowing their tricks is how to defeat them. On this episode, Dave Shallcross from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General describes the staggering creativity of ...... Read more