Scammers are becoming increasingly more cunning and sophisticated in their attempts to extract personal information and/or money from their victims. According to the Federal Trade Commission, nearly $5.8 billion was lost in 2021 to scams, up 70% from the previous year. And that’s just from the scams that were reported.
Often victims of scams are too embarrassed to admit they had been taken, or simply don’t know where to report the crime. Many of these victims are seniors who can ill afford to lose their retirement savings. Regardless of your age or status, being robbed of personal information or money through fraudulent means can be devastating. There are steps you can take to protect yourself. To learn more read, “Most Common Consumer Scams in NJ – And How To Protect Yourself.”