Older adults seem to be the major target – and eventual victims – of scams. Here’s how you can identify, avoid and report scams.
Criminals use current events – and many classic tactics – to gain trust through computers, phones and the mail. Even worse, if they’re successful once, scammers will latch on and scam more because they see the potential for significant financial gain, FBI experts say.
And older adults are targeted more often because they’re trusting, polite and have many concerns that scammers can zero in on.
My first one was many years ago. The product cost me a pretty penny, but after the sales pitch by the health representative, I was looking forward to becoming like the Six Million Dollar Man: I’d be better, stronger, and faster. I decided to try the detox because so many people were telling me that it would help relieve my two chronic complaints: joint pain and fatigue. After three days of detox, I was much the same, though a few people did comment that my complexion had improved.
Health stores and agents continue to
promote detox as an effective way to improve health…
Imagine. You’re taking a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway
cocooned by a forestry of trees, soothed by the cool mountain air and serenaded
by Ella Fitzgerald’s “Summertime and the living is easy.” Well, maybe, you don’t have to imagine. Why
not actually take a road trip where you can move at your own pace and savor the
beauty of nature? But not just any road trip—the best road trip routes in the
The verdict is out! According to Geotab research, they have the scoop on the top 50 routes. Here are the top 10 scored out of 100:
“I sing because I’m happy! I sing because I’m free!”
These are two lines from the song I love to sing in the shower, and I sing them at the top of my voice. Why do you sing? Singing is a wonderful activity which has all sorts of benefits—physical, psychological and emotional, and social. It’s like that health drink that promises to treat every malady under the sun on a cloudy day, except that singing truly does. There is a yet another benefit of singing that I don’t hear people talk much about and I wonder why. I don’t think it’s because we’re not awa…
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