Thank you to Lisa Gonzalez of elderscorps.org for providing these important and useful resources about protecting seniors from fraud:

I’m sure you’ve seen the latest news story about the Equifax breach*. The fact that half the country is at risk is quite sobering, and it doesn’t help that it will take some time to see how all of this plays out.

In the meantime, we must do what we can to help senior loved ones stay on point with their credit and avoid becoming victims of fraud and identity theft. Seniors are highly susceptible to financial scams, so giving them the tools to protect themselves can save a lot of heartbreak and trouble.

Because protecting our senior friends and loved ones is so important, I’ve put together a list of resources that I thought might interest you and your readers. I hope you will consider sharing them.

5 Easy Steps to Help Avoid Fraud and Identity Theft
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickclements/2017/03/30/5-easy-steps-to-help-avoid-fraud-and-identity-theft/

Addiction-Related Fraud: Spotting the Signs and Successfully Confronting Your Loved One
http://www.drugrehab.org/addiction-related-fraud/

Preventing Caregiver Theft
http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/info-04-2012/avoid-caregiving-theft.html

Preventing Home Improvement Fraud
https://homeadvisor.com/r/preventing-home-improvement-fraud/

7 Steps to Take if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft
https://www.lendup.com/blog/seven-steps-if-victim-identity-theft.html

How to Protect Yourself from the Three Biggest Types of Homebuyer Fraud
https://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/10/how-to-protect-yourself-from-the-three-biggest-types-of-homebuyer-fraud.html

In the meantime, I hope you don’t have to endure any issues as part of this unfortunate information breach.

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