It Takes a Savvy Senior to Avoid Financial Fraud and Other Abuses
Written by Barbara J. Kirby
Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) Later Lifestyle Planner, Advocate, Navigator SeniorsAdvocate●CA
Sometimes the people we think will keep our best interests at heart will have different plans.
Currently, seniors 65 plus make up over 18% of the population in BC, and it’s reported that over 27% of seniors live alone.* Living alone may put seniors at a disadvantage if they are not aware of the perils of dealing with fraudsters. Situations that may put seniors at risk include loneliness and isolation, lack of knowledge about computer scams, telephone scams, letter scams, and unscrupulous neighbours and so-called distant relatives or relatives on the down and out.