Throughout the year, AgeWell educates older adults about scams and provides the education and tools needed to prevent additional victims. This month, we share the Social Security Administration’s tips for keeping your money and personal information safe. Slam the scam!

Romance scams are on the rise, and loneliness and new technology have contributed to the increase. In 2022, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received over 7,000 reports from older adults 60+ who were victimized by romance/confidence scams losing nearly $419 million. 

Tips to protect against AI scams that use a cloned voice of a loved one from Federal Trade Commission & AgeWell Middle Tennessee

Tennesseans lost approximately $104 million to scammers in 2022. The Better Business Bureau provides a list of scams to be on the lookout for during (and even after) the holiday season and tips on how to keep yourself from being the next victim.

October 15th begins open enrollment for Medicare’s more than 65 million participants. Scammers use this time as an opportunity to take advantage of older adults.

Each year, we observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day as a day to acknowledge, support, and empower older adults. Human rights don’t age. As a community, we can ensure that older adults are treated as full members. Knowing the different types of elder abuse and the red flags is just a first step.

Con artists can use Artificial Intelligence to clone a voice of a loved one. This technology is called deepfake.