NCOA Publishes 10 Senior Scams to Beware
Many older Americans seek out new treatments and medications to maintain a youthful appearance, putting them at risk of scammers. Whether it’s fake Botox or completely bogus homeopathic remedies that do absolutely nothing, there is money in the anti-aging business.
Scammers inform their mark that they have won a lottery or sweepstakes of some kind and need to make some sort of payment to unlock the supposed prize. Often, seniors will be sent a check that they can deposit in their bank account, knowing it will take a few days before the (fake) check is rejected.