Preventing Senior Scams with Assisted Home Care in Tualatin, Lake Oswego, Portland, & West Linn, OR
Assisted home care professionals can keep seniors safe from falling victim to scams
It is a troubling fact that seniors are often specifically targeted by scammers. Millions of seniors each year become the victim of scams such as impersonating phone calls, phishing, and various online scams. Unfortunately, seniors can lose more than their money to a scam. Identities can be stolen and seniors who fall for a medication scam may be harmed by taking incorrect medication or dosages. Comfort Keepers serving Tualatin, OR can keep your loved ones safe from scammers with assisted home care services.
How We Can Help Avoid Scammers
Each of our caregivers is trained to spot the warning signs and red flags associated with scams. More importantly, they are there to help seniors who become confused and can take over in situations where otherwise the senior may have given away personal information or credit card numbers. Navigating the internet is also a dangerous activity for those who are not comfortable with it. Our assisted home care professionals can help guide seniors and teach them how to keep their personal information safe on the web.
Common Scams Seniors Encounter
- Calls from a fraudulent charity asking for donations
- Impersonating calls from a family member in trouble asking for money
- Calls or emails claiming to be from the IRS convincing seniors they owe or are due a payment. The actual IRS will never contact you by phone or email
- Medicare scams claiming senior need to purchase a replacement card or verify personal information
Besides being aware of scammer red flags, our assisted home care aides can protect your senior family members from falling victim to scams by keeping them organized. They can help keep track of bills and maintaining a budget. Seniors who are aware of their finances will know which bills have been paid and which have not. If a scammer is calling asking for money from an overdue bill, your family member will know it is a red flag immediately if he or she has records of paying that bill already.
If you have a senior in the family who lives alone, they are at risk for becoming a victim to scammers. Contact our office in Tualatin, OR to learn more about how assisted home care can keep your loved ones secure.