The Seniors Center introduces TheSeniorsCenter.blog in this morning’s press release

This morning, The Seniors Center officially introduced TheSeniorsCenter.blog as part of our ongoing efforts to inform American seniors and help them protect their financial health.

Senior financial fraud is a problem that only seems to be getting worse with time.  In many ways, law enforcement, seniors advocacy groups, and financial institutions are only just beginning to recognize the extensive reach of this fraud and develop strategies to combat the scammers and keep seniors safe.

It’s estimated senior financial abuse victims lose as much as $30,000 to scam artists.  This is particularly devastating to the majority of seniors relying mostly or totally on low Social Security payments to get by.

In fighting to protect Social Security from the “borrow”-and-spend crowd in Washington, it’s also important we address a steadily worsening raid on benefits from another source: senior scammers.

To read the full press release and statements from our President, Dan Perrin, click right here.

And to learn more about senior financial abuse, how to recognize it, and what you can do to stop it, check out The Seniors Center Blog.

 

The Seniors Center Blog: victims of Western Union wire fraud may qualify for remission

Western Union is currently mailing claim forms to victims of wire transfer scammers to receive compensation from a $586 million settlement reached with the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice in January. If you’ve been affected by a wire transfer scam using Western Union services during a certain time period–whether you’ve already filed… Continue Reading

Senator Rubio to Politico: “the driver of our debt is the structure of Social Security and Medicare.”

“The only way you’re going to deal with the debt is you have to do two things–you can’t do one, you’ve got to do both: you’ve got to generate economic growth because growth generates revenue, but you also have to bring spending under control–and not discretionary spending–that isn’t the driver of our debt. The driver… Continue Reading