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Scambusters!: More than 60 Ways Seniors Get Swindled and How They Can Prevent It Paperback – Bargain Price, November 7, 2006

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From health care shams to identity theft, Smith provides smart, straightforward ways to keep from being swindled, aimed at seniors but applicable to anyone. Smith, a business author in his early 70s, notes that because seniors make up the fastest growing demographic, and are generally perceived to be wealthy, "seniors are a major target for con artists." The scams included run a wide gambit, from overcharging to identity theft to "lonely hearts" con men to work-at-home schemes. One of the biggest areas where seniors are vulnerable is in health care, and he includes a hefty chapter of health-related topics, including health clubs, living wills, medicare fraud, nursing homes, medical breakthroughs and prescription drug plans. Each scam profile includes an explanation of the scam, how to spot it and how to prevent it. He also uses real-life case studies to demonstrate how scams are pulled off, not only by con men but by telephone companies, web sites and investment advisors. "Awareness is the first line of defense against scams," he writes in the preface, and this easy-to-read reference provides some powerful illumination.
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“Smith provides smart, straightforward ways to keep from being swindled...this easy-to-read reference provides some powerful illumination.” (Publishers Weekly )
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (November 7, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061120235
  • ASIN: B005ZOHIMY
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,466,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By M. Fairall on August 19, 2012
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This is a very good book but it is a little dated. We are helping to protect seniors from scams with presentations and this is an excellent book for them. It is not written with a lot of legal terms and it has basic information how to protect seniors from financial exploitation. Get this book for your parents. The will find it very helpful. The book has a great list of places to contact for help. This can be very confusing to seniors.
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same as above
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This book is written for people that trust everyone and can't figure out another persons motives.
If you do not fall into that category, don't waste your money.
I am a senior citizen and consider this an insult to my intelligence.
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