The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran an article on July 1st, 2013 that took an in-depth look at some recent, prominent scams that are being aimed at the area's elderly population. For each common scam, the article described the offense, how to handle it after it's happened, and how to prevent other possible occurrences from happening. Some of the scams the newspaper article covered included:
-The friendly handyman
-The bank examiner
-The relative in distress
-the pricey funeral
-the 'free' hearing exam
-bargain vacations/free prizes
-fake charity solicitations
-the estate plan scare
To read more about each of these scams in-depth and how the article suggests that you protect yourself, please click here to read the original article.
Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and
central Pennsylvania. He takes cases for older Pennsylvanians who have
been abused or neglected. For more information on his Altoona, PA area
practice, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website
at http://www.stoehrlaw.com. Attorney Stoehr takes cases in Blair and the seven surrounding counties, including Huntingdon, Fulton, and Bedford counties.