David Lerner Associates: Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
It has been called the "crime of the 21st century." We’re talking about identity theft, which has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S., according to the Identity Theft Resource Center.
David Lerner Associates: Watch Out for These Utility Scams
It seems that there's no shortage of different kinds of scams thieves have come up with to try to bilk honest individuals out of their money. Two recent schemes revolve around the payment of utility bills.
David Lerner Associates: Watch Out For the Grandparent Scam
A new type of scam has recently popped up that specifically targets seniors. It’s called the "grandparent scam" and it hits seniors where many are potentially most vulnerable: their love for their grandchildren
David Lerner Associates: Identity Theft Fraud Tips
Reports of the rise in identity theft are in the news all the time, yet many people think it will never happen to them. This article contains some helpful tips on how to avoid becoming the victim of identity theft and fraud.
David Lerner Associates: Watch Out for the Grandparent Scam
A new type of scam has recently popped up that specifically targets seniors. It's called the "Grandparent Scam," and it hits seniors where many are potentially most vulnerable: their love for their grandchildren.
David Lerner Associates : Tips to Protect Against ATM Skimming Scam
Using Automated Teller Machines has become commonplace among Americans today. But many people aren't aware of an ATM scam that could end up costing them big-time.
Utility Bills Scam Alert from David Lerner Associates
Two recent scams revolve around the payment of utility bills - one offers a Federal support payment and the other presents the bill as overdue and demands immediate payment..
David Lerner Associates: Beware the Tax Identity Theft Scam
As we enter the height of tax-filing season ther have been complaints about another kind of identity theft scam: tax identity theft. Here thieves try to steal your personal information in order to submit fraudulent tax refund claims with your information on them to the IRS
David Lerner Associates: 3 Steps to Help Prevent Financial Fraud
Research shows older Americans are especially vulnerable to fraud. Here are three strategies to help distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent investment opportunities.
New FINRA Report: Financial Fraud Is On the Rise
Even though fraud solicitations are widespread many say they cannot identify classic red flags of financial fraud.
David Lerner Associates: Funeral Insurance May Be Necessary, But Watch Out for Scams
Funeral insurance is a way to spare your loved ones the financial burden of needing to pay for your final expenses. Here is some helpful information about funeral insurance and how to avoid scams.
David Lerner Associates: Fraud Tips for Older Americans
David Lerner Associates: Fraud Hits Older Americans Hard. Now that the majority of seniors are active online, scammers are targeting them. Here are some tips to avoid falling victim to their scams.
David Lerner Associates: Holiday Credit Card Fraud Alert
The 2015 holiday shopping season is almost upon us. Here are some tips to help avoid credit card fraud and keep your financial data secure this holiday season.
David Lerner Associates: Tax Scams
The IRS recently released its annual list of tax scams. The list reminds tax payers to use caution and avoid becoming victims of fraudulent tax schemes.
Elderly Financial Abuse
American seniors have historically been late adopters when it comes to technology. According to a Pew Research Center almost 90% of seniors with a college degree use the internet. With more and more mature Americans getting involved in the online community, the amount of scams targeting elders is ever on the rise.
Cyber Security Awareness
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. With more and more mature Americans getting involved in the online community, the amount of scams targeting elders is ever on the rise.
Holiday Season and Credit Card Mistakes
With the holidays upon us it is always tempting to take advantage of those specials being offered by stores this time of year but without some good sense monitoring your credit card activity there are some dangerous blunders that can be made.
Top Scams of 2016 - Continue in 2017
Tax scams are still at the top of the list for the past two years, despite a police raid in India in September, which resulted in a huge drop in reported incidents.