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Phone Scam Warning for Floridians

Department of Elder Affairs Warns Floridians of Phone Scam Beware of aggressive callers posing as senior service providers In a press release dated August 30, 2016, Department of Elder Affairs located in Tallahassee issued a warning for Florida residents about a recent phone scam. Florida residents need to watch out for scam artists who are allegedly making calls pretending to be the Department or an organization they refer to as Senior Services. These callers are using a method known as “spoofing” to make it appear on...

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016

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Financial Scams: Fake Checks

How To Avoid Financial Scams Although many times we read about scams happening to other people, we never think it will happen to us.  Here’s a local story that will make us aware of scams in our own backyards. Last week one of our clients sent us an email about a check she received in the mail. This is her inquiry to Miller Elder Law Firm. “Yesterday in our mail I received the check you see below.  We thought it might be something from one of our investments so I wrote to our financial advisor and sent him a copy...

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016

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Fraud Against Seniors: Top 10 Scams

Fighting Fraud-A Special Report For Consumers The United States Senate Special Committee On Aging presents “Fighting Fraud: The Top 10 Scams Targeting Our Nation’s Seniors” in a 44-page report for consumers.  We will highlight some sections.  For the full report, click here. Our nation’s seniors worked hard their entire lives and saved for retirement. Unfortunately, there are many criminals who target them and seek to rob them of their hard-earned savings. Far too many older Americans are being financially...

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016

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Seniors: Helping Them With A Budget

The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys publishes a monthly newsletter for consumers, ElderSmarts, to give seniors and their families tips on how to recognize and protect themselves from financial scams. It also offers budgeting tips.The Miller Elder Law Firm is a member of AFELA and would like to share this information with the seniors in our community. Why Do Seniors Need A Budget? Budgeting is often seen as a scary word and a very complicated practice. Yet budgeting is a great tool for ensuring financial stability and...

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016

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Preventing Holiday Scams Targeting Seniors

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for Older Americans presents tips on preventing scams targeting seniors during the holiday season. Scams targeting seniors occur every day, but you can count on scammers to ramp up their efforts to prey on people’s generosity during the holiday season. These grinches, armed with their dirty tricks, may even weave the holidays into elaborate stories to pull at your heartstrings as they slip their sticky fingers into your wallet. During the holidays, the common scam known as the imposter...

Posted by on Dec 21, 2015

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