As we are all aware, scammers prey on individuals they perceive as being the most vulnerable, which means that seniors tend to be the most frequently targeted. According to FBI reports, there are approximately 14,000 illegal telemarketing operations that fraudulently liberate approximately $40 billion from unsuspecting individuals each year. These schemes may involve offering free prizes, vacation packages, and other winnings and require some sort of instant action to participate. Although adding yourself to the National Do Not Call Registry is a good start, there are several other things you should know about how to protect yourself and loved ones against being taken by these fraudulent marketers.
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