For some, the New Year means making new resolutions. This year, let’s stay scam smart. The Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky recently released a list of the top scams for 202.

While we shop and cook and hang holiday lights, scammers are busy looking for their next targets The Better Business Bureau has issued a list of scams to be on the lookout for during the holiday season and tips on how to keep yourself from being the next victim.

AARP released a survey a year ago, that reveals that service members, active and retired, were ~40% more likely to be scammed than civilians.  In 2021, military families were defrauded out of $267 million, more than double in 2020.

Jackie Blaesi-Freed, assistant director, department of Justice Consumer Protection Branch, shares a story about an 87-year-old woman in California who received a call from someone claiming to be the woman’s granddaughter. The “granddaughter” stated she had been arrested following a car accident and needed $9,000 for bail.

October 15th begins open enrollment for Medicare’s more than 60 million participants As you consider the many options, don’t forget to keep an eye out for scams. Scammers use this time as an opportunity to take advantage of older adults.

The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning that there has been an increase in reports of people receiving text message scams.

Clarksville and Nashville police departments warn about area scams in August 2022.

Internet usage among older adults has increased over the last couple of years. With an increase in online presence, comes more opportunities for hackers to access personal accounts. Click Read More for tips on how to keep online accounts and passwords safe. 

As many of us live longer, it can become more difficult, both physically and financially, to maintain a home. Contractors know this and those who are scammers choose to take advantage of older homeowners. How do you tell if a contractor is a scammer? Click Read More to learn about five red flag warnings that you’re being scammed