It is time to have "the talk" with your aging parents.

The talk about how to avoid becoming a victim of scams.

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Did you know that The Federal Trade Commission received more than 2.1 million fraud reports from consumers in 2020? According to newly released data, imposter scams remain the most common type of fraud reported to the agency.

Consumers reported losing more than $3.3 billion to fraud in 2020, up from $1.8 billion in 2019. Nearly $1.2 billion of losses reported last year were due to imposter scams, while online shopping accounted for about $246 million in reported losses from consumers.

Your parents grew up in a different time. A time before the technology that is a part of our current daily life, was even invented. They may not understand it well and that alone makes them an easy target for scams. They also were taught to be courteous and not rude. Today’s scammers will not stop for courteous responses. You must hang up and not answer when they call back. Your parents need to know that even if the voice on the phone seems to belong to an expert, they should not trust it blindly. They should verify their identity with a trusted friend before giving out any information or access to their devices. If the caller won’t wait for that they are definitely trying to scam.

Having “the talk” with mom or dad doesn’t mean they are dumb. It means they haven’t been exposed to a variety of technology related situationsand they don’t have the level of knowledge necessary to spot today’s very sophisticated scammers.

Make sure they are aware of this multi-billion-dollar business and that there is no shame in questioning anything that sounds too good to be true or too scary.

"I’ve been busting email scammers for over a decade, and believe me, I have seen it all. I have helped hundreds of individuals and small business owners avoid costly mistakes. Busting email scammers (and any scammers, really) is close to my heart. I have been talking to my parents for years about scams and due to this they have successfully stopped a number of potential scammers. I want the same for your family."

I trust his vast knowledge about Scams

I have contacted Duane many times about emails that I have received. He always shows me why they are or are not scams. I trust his vast knowledge about scams.

Pam B, Denver

After you have “the talk”, consider subscribing to my email newsletter, Scam Busters Monthly Report.I’m offering this at an excellent value, as a yearly subscription of $49.99. But as I value the parent-child bond, I will include both you and your parent for the same price, which is a 50% savings. I will email a copy to you and your parent every month to help you educate them, keep them safe, and to continue the conversation. 

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With your Scam Busters Monthly Report, you will get...

  Highlighted scams with my explanations about how to recognize they are scams
  Scams in picture format to show exactly why these are not real messages
  Expert interviews to get the latest info
  Access to my previous newsletters in my archive
  Email access to me - if you are not sure about an email or phone call and want to see if it is a scam or not, and I will tell you

P.S. I know this will be a start of a long-term relationship, because I am planning to fill my Email Busters Monthly Reports with so much value, that you will become a true scam expert. As this is a very special mission for me, I’m asking for your help. I’d like this opportunity to reach many people, especially those at risk of being scammed. Will you spread the news about my offer so others can take advantage of it as well? I appreciate your help.

Your scam buster friend,