scams

Study: 90 percent of seniors think they can spot elder abuse

showed some interesting results when it comes to how senior citizens see their risk of being tricked into giving away money. Allianz Life found that only 1 percent of senior citizens thought they could not detect elder abuse if it was happening to them. Ninety percent of the elder study participants said they could recognize…

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Sweetheart scams: late-in-life marriages becoming common form of elder abuse

a growing trend of scammers marrying much older in order to gain access to finances, property and other assets. Elderly women and men are targeted fairly equally in the “sweetheart scam.” Typically, after a retiree’s spouse has died, a much younger friend enters the picture, and becomes very close to the vulnerable older person. Eventually,…

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Best way to prevent company cyber crime? Background screening, says study

In a recent study regarding cyber crime and company security, business professionals were asked what factors they deemed most important when it comes to protecting their companies against hacks, stolen data and other cyber crimes. While survey respondents had the option to choose from a variety of factors — such as physical security, access control…

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Be aware of background check scams

dozen people fell victim. They say the job scheme started two weeks ago when a man who claimed to be a recruiter for Lyondell walked into a store in the Pasadena Town Square Mall and asked a woman if she wanted a refinery job. The woman, who didn’t want to be identified, says she did…

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