Senior Identity Theft
Senior identity theft occurs when their identities are stolen for personal gain. Seniors are targeted more often for scams that involve credit and financial accounts. They live more routine lifestyles that are established and comfortable due to their financial stability and credit-worthiness. Individuals may portray themselves as financial or government agencies as a scare tactic to obtain sensitive information.
Make sure you secure your personal information from phone, internet and mail scams. Use caution when giving personal information to family members, caregivers and unfamiliar persons.