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IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.

Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the...

Scam Artists Posing as Government Representative Target: All Seniors

County  of  San  Bernardino

Department  of  Aging  and  Adult  Services


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 Scam Artists Posing as Government Representatives

 Target: All Seniors

 Scam artists are impersonating government representatives and approaching seniors with offers of new programs that are only...

Local Senior Fall Prey to Scammers

 “Local Seniors Fall Prey to Scammers”                                                   May 23, 2013


Seniors need to be vigilant against scammers. The HICAP program, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program at the Area 1 Agency on Aging, has learned of a local couple who have been swindled...

Watch out for Medicare Fraud

Watch Out For Medicare Fraud

Three complaints alleging aggressive sales practices or possible fraudulent enrollment practices against the same company in the last six weeks have prompted the HICAP office at Area 1 Agency on Aging to remind seniors to watch out for Medicare fraud.

Martha Johnson,...

Publishing Clearing House?

June 11, 2013

Client claims her mother was contacted by "Tommy Wilson" from Publishing Clearance House to go to the return department in K-Mart, McKinnleyville. Upon arriving, she should call "Tommy" so he may go in with her. There she would purchase $200 green dot money paper for eligibility to win...

Surprise Inspection

Surprise Inspection

My mother was visited by a person with a clipboard yesterday who said she was with the Area 1 Agency on Aging and was there for a "surprise inspection".  I called the Area 1 Agency on Aging and was told that they were definitely not an A1AA employee and that the A1AA does not...

Somebody's Knocking

Somebody's Knocking

Posted: 3-20-2012

A girl about 18-20 yrs old walked up to my front door Friday.  She said she was home-schooled through a Christian Academy and lived on Tiffany Drive near us.  She announced herself as: Kristina (like the hurricane) Glock (like the gun).

She was selling magazine...

Elder Abuse

The telephone call, when it comes, is as unexpected as it is unwelcome.  A young voice asks for Grandma.  Grandma then hears an emotional plea for help from her grandchild who has been arrested and is now in Canada or Texas or Mexico—the geography changes but the appeal is the same.  Money.  Help....

I Was Spammed

I Was Spammed

Posted: 4-15-11

This afternoon one of our elderly Information & Assistance consumers called to report a cybercrime that happened in her home in March.  While working on her computer one evening she got a call from a man having a Middle Eastern accent. He told her he was a Window’s Tech...