Category Archives: Fraud

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, […]

Seniors Beware of Holiday Scams

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Did you know that seniors are the population group most likely to be “scammed?” According to the Federal Trade Commission, American consumers were scammed out of 8.8 billion dollars in 2022. Seniors lost the most money compared to other age groups. Seniors are often targeted by scammer criminals for several reasons; they are thought to […]