A recent report from the Carbondale News describes two new scams being perpetrated against seniors in their area. One scam involved a person being contacted by a man posing as a DEA agent who accused a woman of buying illegal drugs on line. The scammer requested the senior to pay $500 in order to make the problem go away.
The other scam involves the use of recorded voices to scare a grandparent into sending money to a supposedly distressed grandchild. A recording that can be found on the internet can be reworked into sounding like a loved one requesting money be sent immediately.
Sadly these scams will only proliferate as the baby boomer demographic continues to age. Anyone giving in home assistance to a senior should check out the FBI website for information on what scams are out there especially those targeting the more vulnerable senior population.
We at Specialty Care Services can offer some aid to the family member helping a senior with activities of daily living. Visit our website to discover what we can do to relieve some of the pressure that caring for your loved one may bring. Our home health aides offer grocery shopping assistance, medication management and simple companionship to relieve some of the burden of providing care to a senior.