Assisted Care Services for Seniors Can Prevent Scams in Greater Memphis, TN
Comfort Keepers provides assisted care services that can help seniors identify and avoid scams in Memphis, Collierville, Germantown, and the surrounding area
Unfortunately, seniors are often the targets of scammers. Scammers like to target the elderly because they think that seniors are easy marks. In fact, more than 25 million seniors are the victims of scams each year. Comfort Keepers provides quality assisted services that can help seniors identify scams and avoid legal trouble. There are several different kinds of scams that are often used on seniors.
One of the most common scams that affect seniors are insurance scams. Someone will call them on the phone offering discounted prescription drugs. Seniors, many of whom need to watch their spending, will buy their prescription drugs from callers and give them their credit card information or banking information and then the scammer will send fake prescription drugs to the senior’s home. Because these drugs are not real prescription drugs they can cause serious health problems for seniors. Senior in-home care providers can help prevent disastrous results by checking the drugs that your loved one takes to make sure they are real.
Relative In-Need Scam
Another common scam that targets seniors can take place online or over the phone. A scammer pretends to be a relative of the senior, like a grandchild or a niece or nephew, who is in trouble and needs money for an emergency. Scammers will try to use the most common names in the hope that a senior has a relative with that name. But even if the senior doesn’t have a relative with the name that the scammer gives, the senior may assume they are mistaken or that they forgot and so they will give the scammer their credit card information because they feel embarrassed that they don’t remember that relative.
How Assisted Care Services Can Help Prevent Scams
Our caregivers will watch out for seniors and help them avoid becoming the victims of scams by screening calls and by checking email for the seniors to make sure that the emails or calls are legitimate. They can also help seniors learn how to spot scammers online so that the senior doesn’t fall victim to an online scam.
If you’re worried that your senior loved one and would like to learn more about assisted care services in Memphis, TN and the surrounding areas, please contact us today.