Senior citizens must live in a state of caution because of the multiple scams that are running rampant in our country. Below are listed a few of the more common scams. To get more info on scams, visit web site www.nabihq.org
NUMBERS Even though 900 numbers are legitimate, the call may cost more than advertised, you may be put on hold to add to the bill, and many products are worthless. Avoid these calls.
ATM GRAB While you're taking out some money out of an ATM, someone suddenly appears next to you and says, "Excuse me, you dropped $20," pointing to a bill on the ground. While you bend down to pick up the $20 the thief grabs your cash from the machine and runs away.
CREDIT REPAIR Remove Damaging Information from your Credit Report. These scam artists claim they can get truthful information removed from your credit report for a fee. Not true. Accurate information can be reported for five to 10 years. If your report has errors, you can get it corrected at no cost to you through the credit reporting agency. In addition, nonprofit organizations can help you rebuild your credit at no cost.
In this scam, you receive a call, email or letter -- usually from a foreign country -- telling you about a way to select winning lottery numbers, and you need to call a toll-free number to find out more. There is no need to call that number. All the con criminal has is a winning way to take your money.
A person offers to sell a winning lottery ticket or a "law firm" says someone has left you a winning lottery ticket, but you must send money so a computer can verify your identity. The "winning" ticket may be counterfeit or not exist. Be suspicious, do NOT buy a ticket from an individual, and do NOT send money!
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