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: 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: 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.