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How to protect senior family members from scammers

All of us have elderly people among surroundings. These can be not only parents, grandparents but also those with whom we maintain warm relationships, such as: neighbors, friends, or colleagues. It is often older people who become easy targets for scammers and swindlers. Here we will talk about several rules that will protect the older generation from irrational decisions.
How to protect senior family members from scammers

Show older people that they can be honest with you. Be tolerant and maintain dialogue even in difficult moments. There is no need to judge and lecture, it is better to listen and share experiences. Seniors take the stories well.

Make an agreement with older loved ones that they should consult someone before making money transfers, purchasing questionable medications, or providing financial assistance. Particular emphasis should be made on signing contracts and any legally significant documents. Try to always stay in touch.

Tell them that it is possible to interrupt the call to clarify information in any official situation, even if it is a call from a representative of a bank, police or medical institution; this is legal and does not entail any consequences.

If a senior person has already fallen for the deception of swindlers, there is no need to reproach, it is better to help correct the situation. Help your relative to create a list of contacts on the phone and ask them not to answer calls from unknown numbers.

Check with the account bank of your elderly loved ones whether there are additional protection options, for example, a self-restraint on loans will be introduced in February in our country. Besides, many banks offer a flexible system of limits on such actions as cash withdrawals, internet purchases, or transfers to other persons. You can also simply erase the CVV code from the back of the card; it is not needed for everyday purchases but is almost always required for online transactions, which scammers so often use in their schemes.

Source: https://prodengi.kz/post/kak-zashhitit-starsix-clenov-semi-ot-mosennikov

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