Category Archives: Fraud & Security

Six accused of stealing $250K from Florida seniors in grandparent scam

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Provided By CBS12 Six fraudsters are accused of stealing nearly $250,000 from Florida seniors through grandparent scams, the Florida Attorney General (AG) announced on Monday. The Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution said the scam affected seniors in multiple counties, including Palm Beach, Brevard, Broward, Lee, Miami-Dade, Orange, and Sarasota. The Miami-Dade Police Department’s Vice […]

ATTENTION Floridians! IRS Issues Warning on Impersonation Scams

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By The office of Senator Rick Scott As a member of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senator Rick Scott is fighting to protect Florida’s seniors from fraud and was proud to host a Senate Aging Hearing in the Villages with Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody on the growing risk of financial scams. The Internal […]

Be Careful, the Scammers are Everywhere!

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Building a backyard pool is expensive, but Diana Decker of Westlake had saved up for it. In 2020, she thought she gave her investment to a reputable company, Villa Pavers and Pools. “It makes you not want to trust anybody anymore,” said Decker in 2021. A state investigation found that the company and its owner, […]

Stop scammers from stealing your identity

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Identity theft is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United States. ID theft occurs when someone steals another person’s personal information. According to a 2024 Consumer Affairs Report: “2024 Identity Theft Statistics”, Identity theft has soared 584% over the last 20 years. How is illegally obtained personal data used? Fraudsters are known […]

Seniors Vs Crime: A special project of the Florida Attorney General

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Have you ever been the victim of a crime or scam? For many seniors, the answer is, “Yes, I have!” There are several reasons that seniors are more likely than younger adults to be targeted for scams. Criminals think (sometimes correctly) that seniors are less tech-savvy and more susceptible than younger people. Scammers exploit these […]