We are the Scam Awareness Alliance and we are dedicated to educating Americans about financial fraud.
By raising the red flag on financial scams we hope to help Americans avoid being the victims of scams and fraud.
We shouldn’t stop being kind or giving, but learning the “red flags” of scams and practicing safe habits may keep you, or someone you love, from becoming a statistic.
Top 10 Senior Scams and How to Avoid Them
The promise of a big win is hard to resist. A "red flag" of a lottery scam is the requirement to send money to release the funds or pay taxes and fees.
Matters of the heart can blur common sense. If you're asked to send money to a new acquaintance, often with a sense of urgency, be alert to this "red flag" – it may be a scam.
Receiving a frantic phone call that involves a person in need can cause panic and confusion. Create a "red flag" by making sure family members can recognize these scams.
Try to document as soon as possible, with as much detail:
File a report of the scam:
If you’ve been the victim of an online scam: