How to protect yourself from scammers who target seniors

In today’s world, seniors are increasingly at risk of thefts and scams. According to the FBI’s latest Internet Crime Report, Americans over the age of 60 lost $3 billion to fraud in 2022. 

Scammers target seniors for multiple reasons. They typically have savings the scammer is looking to steal, they may not be as familiar with new technologies, and they may be more trusting of strangers. 

At The Capstone at Station Camp, our highly trained staff is here to help protect you against scams targeting the senior community.  

To aid yourself or your loved one against scams, make a note to keep next to the phone, computer or door, reminding yourself of the steps to take if someone is pressing you for information.  

  1. Stop and think before you share any information you might regret. 
  1. Ask if something feels suspicious about the situation. 
  1. Talk with a staff member or family member before reaching any decisions about what to share. 

If you need help verifying that a phone number or email address looks spammy, you can always ask one of our staff members for assistance. 

Unfortunately, there are many different types of scams, such as false investment, robocalls and lottery scams targeting seniors. Never feel embarrassed to ask for help. We encourage you to be aware of warning signs of theft and let us know if any of these things happen to you.