Scams, primarily of a financial nature, seem to be more prevalent this time of the year and it behooves all of us to exercise caution and perform due diligence when we are requested to provide money or personal information. Contact is often initiated via phone or the internet.
Financial scams have become so prevalent that these actions are now considered "the crime of the 21st century". Over ninety percent (90%) of financial scams against senior citizens are committed by the senior's own family members.
Review the information here, to assist in identifying possible scams.