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Recognizing COVID-19 Scams

As COVID-19 impacts lives around the world, we may feel vulnerable, confused and in need of information, whether on how to keep ourselves and loved ones safe, or how to help support the doctors and nurses who work tirelessly to save lives. Sadly, the uncertainty of the times has also given rise to people who seek to take advantage of this vulnerability and confusion through scams, misinformation and false promises of cures and treatments. Our older loved ones may be particularly vulnerable to these scams as well. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), adults over the age of 60 lose money to scams at twice the rate of people between 20 and 59.

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By Julie Hayes | 04/15/2020

Hayes, J. (2020, March 5). A 2019 Tax Tip for Your Loved One. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/financial-legal-advice/a-2019-tax-tip-for-your-loved-one

Taylor, T., Hayes, J. (2020, February 7). 5 Ways to Assist An Older Adult with Budgeting. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/5-ways-to-assist-an-older-adult-with-budgeting

Edwards, S. (2019, November 12).  Is Your Loved One’s Home Still the “Right Size”?. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/financial-legal-advice/is-your-loved-ones-home-still-the-right-size

Foreclosure Prevention Plans: Why Every Homeowner Should Have One

Preventing avoidable foreclosures helps keep families in their homes, preserves communities and prevents avoidable loss of housing. Creating a foreclosure prevention plan with the help of a HUD-approved housing counselor can provide assistance to struggling homeowners, with the goal of helping them keep their homes whenever possible.  

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By Antoinette Smith | 03/19/2020