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Tip: Be Aware Of Romance Fraud – Dianne Ojar-Ali

September 17, 2013

Over the past month, I met hundreds of people however what are the chances that I would meet a single mom and a woman ...


Caveat Emptor: Pushy Energy Salespeople Can be Bad News

July 27, 2013

Beware of Energy Contracts and Home Heating Scams - they have become all too common in Ontario An Angus Reid survey ...


1 in 5 Medical Professionals Seeing Older Victims of Financial Scams

June 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C: Could America's doctors and nurses play a bigger role in learning the symptoms and recommended ...

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Muncey man barred from any business, employment or volunteer work involving seniors' property or money

May 31, 2013

He’s a medically fragile senior who fleeced another vulnerable elderly man through a home reno scam. Now, he’s ...

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Can regulators stave off 'massive increase in senior misery?'

April 12, 2013

Elderly seen as easy target for unscrupulous advisers, fraudsters; Finra zeroing in on complex products With thousands ...

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Avoiding Scams Targeting Seniors

March 8, 2013

March is Fraud Prevention Month and it’s an important time to remember that banks work hard to protect their ...

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A Risky Lifeline for the Elderly Is Costing Some Their Homes

October 16, 2012

The very loans that are supposed to help seniors stay in their homes are in many cases pushing them out. Reverse ...


Why seniors tend to give marketers the benefit of the doubt

August 24, 2012

How can you tell that a herbal supplement may not be a miracle pill, or that a “Nigerian prince” is actually of ...

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Scammers Love Tax Time

April 24, 2012

CARP wishes to issue a friendly tax time reminder to be wary of online scams and frauds.  Information sharing and ...


Ask the Doctor: Pain, your car and your wallet: What do they have in common?

April 18, 2012

You must think that this is a very strange title for an article on chronic pain by a pain doctor. However, you will ...