Scams that target older people occur every day, but you can count on scammers to ramp up their efforts to prey on people's generosity during the holiday season. These grinches, armed with their dirty tricks, may even weave the holidays into elaborate stor
In recent years, we've seen more attempts by criminals pretending to be from Consumers Energy trying to scam businesses and people out of money. More than 1,000 energy scam attempts this year have led to $81,000 in losses.
We have recently been informed that a company is calling older adults and claiming that Area Agency on Aging is paying in full for Personal Emergency Response devices (commonly called "call-buttons"). The automated call encourages people to "press 1 to ve
A retirement community in Grand Rapids reported today that new scam came through the mail to one of their senior residents. A letter was sent to the resident with a "Bank of America" logo, looking extremly official. The letter asked for the woman's late
The Kent County Elder Abuse Coalition has received grant funding to pilot an emergency shelter and counseling program for victims of elder abuse. Clients must be over the age of 60 and a resident of Kent County
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- It's a phone message that's put a few people in West Michigan on high alert. A potential scam that authorities say you need to be aware of, so you don't fall victim.