As if they didn’t have enough troubles to look out for already, senior citizens, especially ones with medical conditions, are a prime target for identity thieves. These thieves can steal information from your loved one’s mail, or even from their medical records or credit cards by standing near them when they check in at a doctor’s office or clinic.
Unfortunately, seniors are a common target because they are often not as careful with their information, and also because the thieves think that no one will notice if an elderly person’s credit is suddenly terrible.
Now that you know of this risk, though (if you weren’t aware of it already), how can you know if someone has stolen your loved one’s identity? Or your senior care aide’s? Or yours? Here are some tipoffs of identity theft. If you notice any of these things, you should call your bank or credit card… Continue reading