Have you ever fallen for a financial scam or do you know someone who has? If you are elderly, look out, you are a big target for telemarketing fraud and scams. As someone who comes from a generation used to trusting others you are a prime target. So, change you credit card number if you suspect you have interacted with a scammer and never give out financial information over the phone to people you do not know.
- Carolyn Smith recently had to change her credit-card number for the third time.
- Smith, 73, is a former Harris County toll-road attendant and had never considered herself to be gullible or vulnerable.
- Smith’s bank suggested she change her credit card number every three months.
“Scammers frequently promise a “golden opportunity” to invest in something over the phone.”