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How can I protect senior loved ones from telephone scams?

Concerns about senior loved ones falling victim to telephone scams are legitimate. Telephone scammers steal billions each year, mostly from people age 50 and over. To help prevent this, your best bet is to register your loved one’s phone with the Do Not Call Registry website. This should greatly limit the number of calls he or she receives, and make it easier to follow your directive to not buy anything over the phone without consulting you first, no matter how attractive or seemingly legitimate the offer.

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