El 30 de marzo, el Departamento del Tesoro de los Estados Unidos anunció que la distribución de cheques de estímulo debido al coronavirus ya estaba en marcha a través de pagos automáticos. Los cheques de estímulo, al igual que una devolución de impuestos, estarán a cargo del Servicio de Impuestos Internos (Internal Revenue Service, IRS).
Coronavirus scams are spreading. With requests for false charity donations and offers of vaccines, treatments, and cheap supplies, scammers are trying to take advantage of consumers’ pandemic fears. Companies are selling products with false claims they can prevent or cure the Coronavirus. By law, these companies would need evidence to back up their claims. Instead,
April 1 is National Census Day, which is quickly approaching. Recently, you should have received your 2020 Census questionnaire in the mail with instructions and your Census ID for online completion. Your response is important, kept confidential, and is required by law. You can respond three ways: mail, phone, or online! While completing the Census is important,
It’s not uncommon that some sales agents have only one motive in mind when it comes to the elderly… you guessed it, their money! It may seem because seniors are more trusting, have a nest egg, substantial savings and assets, which makes them prime targets to unscrupulous business practices and investment schemes. With the intention
Holiday shopping is in full swing! It’s always best to shop in a group, walk in lighted areas, travel light, and carry only the necessary credit cards, cash and identifications. But as we go from store to store, searching for the best deals, scammers are shopping for victims and ways to obtain access to our
Medicare Open Enrollment is here and it’s time to review your options. But beware of callers posing as Medicare representatives offering “help” or “assistance” in making decisions. They may ask for a fee to make changes to your current Medicare benefits or offer a faster and easier process to enroll. Don’t fall for this scam! Medicare will not call
You may think it’s a family member, friend, neighbor or even a coworker that’s calling you. Sometimes, calls can even seem like it’s coming from a reputable government agency and business. But if you receive calls demanding payment for something – verify your information first! These are some new tactics scammers are using to target
Maybe your last relationship just didn’t work out or you’re just looking for a companion. There are many new online sites, apps, and advertisements providing opportunities to meet a new partner. Even older adults are taking to the Internet to find romance. But beware! These places are also channels where scammers target you – especially
Unwanted robocalls are the top complaint at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). As part of the FTC’s continuing work on addressing robocalls and violations of the “Do Not Call list”, they are providing this resource: Explore Data with the FTC – which highlights information and data that the Commission has collected. Use this information to learn about the
In this YouTube video, Los Angeles City Attorney, Mike Feuer, shares information about how seniors can avoid scams. He reviews current scams that are most common (including phone impersonators, fake computer repair calls, and identity theft) and gives suggestions to protect against them. Check it out and share it!