Seniors continue to fall victims to fraudulent schemes by people determined to take advantage of them. It is important that Senior Citizens educate themselves about schemes, scams and frauds targeting Seniors.
The Seniors Center Blog, which is the official blog of The Seniors Center based in Washington DC, is a very crucial resource to senior persons in the US. It raises and discusses pertinent issues that face senior persons. One of the key aspects of the lives of seniors is the Social Security Trust Fund. The Seniors Center exposed the looting of the Social Security Trust Fund and it continues to educate the public about Social Security and programs targeted at senior centers.
Another way that The Seniors Center has been and continues to be resourceful is by issuing alerts and cautioning senior citizens against fraudulent schemes that aim at swindling the elderly through its TheSeniorsCenter.blog. The Center publishes and reports on some of the most notable of such cases. For instance, on the blog numerous stories are published such as the incident where a senior citizen was swindled by his own son. The Center publishes the various forms by which fraud and scams are perpetrated against senior citizens.
Another vital contribution of the Seniors Center Blog is the alerts it continues to issue to senior citizens regarding identity theft. Seniors become victims of identity theft through fraudulent voter registration schemes, look-alike communications from financial institutions, and pfishing schemes online or by telephone. Senior citizens are misled into believing that they are giving their information for legitimate causes when actually, they are handing it over to thieves
They say youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. Getting to senior age is supposed to usher in an era of celebration of lifetime achievements, and one marked with more people to love. However, this is not always the case. The Seniors Center helps Senior Citizens have happier and safer lives.