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Consumer Protection Tips for Seniors

 

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of falling prey to a fraud and other financial scams. Such steps involve practicing safe consumer habits, which include the following:


•Verify the credentials and reputation of service vendors with your local Better Business Bureau (BBB). As a consumer, you can also request a copy of their local business license prior to hiring someone. Reputable service contractors should have nothing to hide.


•Beware of door-to-door salespeople seeking donations for charity organizations, as this is a popular scam in some areas. While the charity may be a legitimate one, the person asking for money may not be. Don’t take any chances!


•If you’re uncertain about how much you should pay for a particular service, do some research before agreeing to the transaction. The internet, other business competitors, friends, and family can all be excellent resources for gathering the necessary information you need to make a competent decision.


•NEVER give your credit card number or other financial or personal information to anyone who unexpectedly shows up at your door, calls you on the phone, or emails you. As a rule of thumb, if you didn’t request to do business with the person, don’t give them your time or your money.

 

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