Identity theft is prevalent in today's society especially among the elderly. Scams can happen over the phone, online or by mail and seek to steal a person's personal information and money. Anyone can be scammed, so do not feel ashamed or embarrassed. If you receive a call and do not know the person who is calling you, DO NOT give out any personal or financial information. Hang up the phone and call your local police department.
RSVP (Retired Service Volunteer Program) has a new helpline to assist seniors who are concerned about possible fraud or identity theft. Call the Senior Fraud Helpline at 1-800-297-9760 to connect to a trained volunteer who can help you to avoid fraud attempts and scams.