Scams and Frauds

Everyone is subject to fradulent schemes and con games.  Older people in particular seem to frequently be targeted, perhaps because as a group they tend to be more trusting of others and assume the same sincerity in return.

  • The greater the potential return, the greater the risk.
  • Investments seldom exist without some risk involved.
  • Always get information in writing before you give away any money.
  • Never let emotions interfere with your business affairs.
  • Legitimate offers will always be there tomorrow.
  • Take time to do careful research.
  • Do not send cash by messenger or over night mail or Western Union to a stranger.

    Always remember –  If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

The following are some good websites to visit to help prevent you from being victimized:

www.crimes-of-persuasion.com

www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud

www.pueblo.gsa.gov/scamsdesc.htm