Help Mom and Dad get free copies of their credit reports to check for signs of identity theft.
Warn Mom and Dad about calls, emails or text messages asking them to provide sensitive information about their bank account.
Alert them to red flags to lower the risk that they will become victims.
As your parents age, you need to be on the lookout for signs that your parents or loved ones are victims of scams or fraud. If you see these red flags, be ready to step in and help.
Our parents and grandparents are favorite targets of scammers and fraudsters. It’s hard to identify a sophisticated scam, and it’s even harder for us to protect the ones we love from falling prey to them. But here are some steps you can take to reduce their risk.