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14 articles found.

SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

To change sort order or make another search, modify the form above

Aging, General

 2 records found

Predators by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 9, 2007)
Understanding the scams that surround us…
Topics: Financial Fraud

`Are Seniors Vulnerable? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 19, 2006)
Seniors are vulnerable even though we may argue otherwise. This is not necessarily a negative assumption.…
Topics: Change Fraud Lifestyle, General


 1 record found

The Truth About Lying by James N. Watkins

(Connections   August 7, 2020)
Don't destroy your credibility—check the facts and the Good Book!…
Topics: Bible Character, Integrity Communication COVID-19 Current Events, News Fraud Language, Meaning Media News Relationships Social Issues Social Media Trust Writing


 6 records found

Scams that Prey on the Elderly By Miriam Cross

(Finance and Legal   July 3, 2020)
Six scams that target older Americans…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Financial Fraud Lies, Deception, Scams Relationships Risk

Financial Abuse by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 31, 2010)
Many elderly are lonely and happy to engage with friendly types...including criminals who see seniors as easy marks…
Topics: Abuse and Addiction Financial Fraud Statistics

Identity Theft by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 8, 2008)
One of the most important possessions we own is our name.…
Topics: Financial Fraud Legal Risk

It's Tax Time Again! by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 17, 2008)
I read that there are over 1,000 IRS tax scams out there. Beware.…
Topics: Financial Fraud Taxes

Spam or Scam? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 24, 2007)
If you are like most computer users, you probably get enough spam and scam delectables to feed you for quite some time…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Ethics & Morality Fraud Internet

If It Sounds Too Good to Be True by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 24, 2006)
Money magazine, November 2006, put it bluntly…Hello, Sucker THINK SCAMS ONLY HAPPEN TO OTHER PEOPLE?…
Topics: Advertising Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Financial Fraud

Government & Politics

 1 record found

Voting Problems by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 10, 2020)
Digging into voter registration and election problems…
Topics: COVID-19 Fraud Government News Politics Social Issues Voting & Elections

Health & Wellness

 1 record found

COVID Vaccine Information Scammers Don't Want You to Know by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   December 26, 2020)
Behind the good news of vaccines becoming available are scammers who prey on vulnerable seniors…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Fraud Health Care News Risk Wellness

News & Current Events

 2 records found

Stimulus Check Myths, Debunked by Julia Glum /

(Finance and Legal   March 19, 2021)
Can the IRS take back your $1,400 payment . . . and other myths you may have heard…
Topics: COVID-19 Financial Fraud Government Legal Money

Deception Can Be Deadly by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 21, 2015)
Lessons from the NAACP leader in Spokane…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Fraud Social Issues Social Movements


 1 record found

Too Good to Be True by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 16, 2007)
Things that slipped through my spam filter…
Topics: Financial Fraud Internet