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Don't Give Your Social Security Number at These Places

When should you give your Social Security number and when should you not? My rule on giving out my Social Security number is that I don't do it, unless I know it's absolutely, positively required for what I'm doing. Companies and institutions ask for our Social Security numbers like they're ...

Please sign Clark's Medicare ID Theft petition

Please sign Clark's Medicare ID Theft petition

We need 100,000 people to sign our petition to force the Social Security Administration to find an alternative to using Social Security numbers on Medicare cards.

Please sign Clark's Medicare ID Theft petition

Please sign Clark's Medicare ID Theft petition

We need 100,000 people to sign a petition to force the Social Security Administration to revisit why Social Security numbers are used on Medicare cards. Join the movement!

Petition: Stop Using SS# as Medicare ID

  EDITOR'S NOTE: This petition expired Aug. 27 after failing to meet the signature threshold I have been frustrated about identity theft since the calls about it started coming to me 18 years ago. Unfortunately, things have only gotten more complicated and much worse since 1996. Sign my online petition ...

Pros And Cons Of Reverse Mortgages For Seniors

Reverse mortgages remain a popular lure for cash-strapped seniors, but what's good in theory is often abysmal in execution. A reverse mortgage allows someone who is "house rich and cash poor" to get a payment from their lender in exchange for the bank getting the equity in the house over ...

How To Avoid Fraud With Herbal Supplements

Do you take herbal supplements? The sad news is you might not be getting what you pay for... In a study published in the journal BMC Medicine, Canadian researchers tested 44 bottles of herbal supplements bought in Canada and the United States. A full one-third of the samples tested were ...

Fake eBay email scam warning

In early January, our team received a letter from 82-year-old Marjorie telling us about a mink coat that her grandson Christopher tried to sell for her on eBay.  It’s a sad tale that follows, but a great learning lesson for others… In October 2013, Christopher was asked to help his ...

7 Senior Scams And How To Combat Them

Do you have aging family members or friends? According to a MetLife survey, crimes against the elderly skyrocketed in the last year. Seniors lost $3 billion to fraudsters through home repair scams, investment scams, and other pitfalls. Con artists are particularly fond of elderly widows. The scam is to find ...

Obamacare scams to watch out for

We've all heard how difficult it is to sign up for Obamacare online. But did you know scamsters may prey on you if you try? Scamsters have targeted seniors for numerous rip-offs surrounding the Affordable Care Act. Here's a look at Obamacare scams to watch out for. Many are operating ...

Elderly being ripped off for thousands!

Your aging parents in nursing homes may be having money stolen from them. Here's how you can put a stop to it. I read a heartbreaking story in USA Today. Here's the deal: Our loved ones in nursing homes generally have house account money at the nursing home. The homes ...

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