While identity theft affects people of all different age groups, more and more senior citizens are becoming targets of this crime.
There are a few different reasons why older people fall prey to identity thieves:
- After a lifetime of saving, they have more money than younger people
- More people have access to their personal info, thanks to nursing homes and the health care system
- Seniors tend to be more trusting and may not see the signs of identity theft
- Older people are less likely to report identity theft out of fear of losing their independence
Fortunately, there are steps seniors and their caregivers can take to avoid falling victim to identity theft.
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If you think social media is just for kids and millenials, think again. According to the Pew Research Center, Internet use among those age 65 and older has grown 150 percent between 2009 and 2011. A 2012 study also done by Pew, showed that 34 percent of seniors who are online, use social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
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Winter isn’t an easy season, unless you escape to Florida or Arizona until spring arrives.
Those of us who stay up north from December through March comes know that we’re in for a difficult few months. For senior citizens, this season can be even rougher, as they face a greater risk of accidents, injuries and health problems.
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