Adult site scams
This article focuses on common scams and frauds that target older adults, with emphasis on the warning signs and how to avoid becoming a victim.
Some common scams to look out for include: An older adult gets a phone call, email or letter congratulating them on winning a lottery or sweepstakes, often from a foreign country.
"The story was getting more and more bizarre," she says.
"But I hung on and kept communicating because I wanted to see the end of the movie." The ending came as no surprise to experts on romance scams.
However, the "winnings" never arrive and the scammers continue to contact the older adult asking for more money with the promise of an imminent windfall.
An older adult receives a phone call from someone claiming to be their grandchild.