Preventing financial exploitation of older adults
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – As tax season nears, criminals are using technology to pose as the IRS and scam older adults.
Over 53% of super seniors are not online, and those who are online are being barraged by cyber scams resulting in financial exploitation.
• Here’s the good news: financial exploitation of older adults can be prevented by following these tips:
o Check in with your parents and loved ones on a regular basis;
o Ask if they’ve received anything suspicious in the mail;
o Suggest staying connected with technology that is safe, simple, and secure;
o Standard devices are not secure.
The Founder of the Elder Abuse Forensic Center, Dr. Kerry Burnight explained more about preventing financial exploitation of seniors on Good Morning San Diego.