Thieves sometimes prey on the elderly by obtaining and using their personal information to open accounts or make purchases. You can help protect your elderly loved one from identity theft by helping them take simple precautions.
The Federal Trade Commission addresses the issue in this video:
The FTC recommends these best practices for identity theft prevention in their publication “Identity Theft: What to Know, What to Do”.
The FTC also gives advice about “identity theft protection” services – what they can and cannot accomplish – and low cost alternatives.
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