BBB Advises Seniors: Intruders Don't Always Arrive On Foot!
Family members urged to help 'scam proof' the homes of elderly relatives
Arlington, VA., October 11, 2006 - With the weather turning cooler, many seniors will spend more time at home, which is not always a safe haven. Better Business Bureaus (BBB) today issued an international alert urging the families of senior citizens to safeguard their homes against scam artists. Scam artists aren't looking for items to steal. They seek to obtain personal information (Social Security, bank account and credit card number) and/or money. And, unlike traditional burglars, scam artists are happy to find someone at home, particularly if that person is a senior citizen.