*Eliminating paper checks – social security, disability, insurance – whenever possible and opting for direct deposit;
*Keeping in touch with friends and family to avoid isolation;
*Placing the senior’s number on the do-not-call registry (donotcall.gov);
*Issuing a trusted friend or relative the power of attorney;
*Never giving out any personal banking or credit card info to anyone who seems suspect.
Moreover, if a financial, medical or insurance offer requires a quick decision, refrain from acting in haste. For her part, Moser expounds on this line of thought.
“If something like this happens, just take 30 minutes and calm down. Take 30 minutes and go to the sheriff’s office and talk about what happened,” she says.
SOURCE: The LoudounTimes
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