By Sonya Sellmeyer, IID Consumer Advocacy Officer Why are some people more vulnerable to fraud than others? We know from studies that the regression of cognitive function in older adults makes this population more apt to be victimized by scammers.
by Kristin Griffith, Director, SHIIP/SMP We applaud older Iowans for being diligent in your efforts to protect your health during these isolating times of a pandemic. It’s been a long year, and we are so happy you now have the
Iowa Fraud Fighters Program Is Here for You By Doug Ommen, Iowa Insurance Commissioner It is inevitable that as we age, we may start to lose some of our cognitive thinking abilities. Research has shown that one of the first
Holiday Shoppers: Watch Out for Scamming Grinches By Al Perales, Investigator, Iowa Attorney General’s Office Although the holiday season will be different this year, I am really looking forward to the joy the holidays bring. The holidays are also a
Consumer Connection: Caregivers and Financial Fraud Prevention By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division Con artists target consumers age 60 and older, swindling more than 7 million Americans out of almost $3 billion each year. Those
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocate Fraudsters like change. During the open enrollment window, when millions of Americans can change their healthcare plans for the next year, con artists come out in force. The 2021 open enrollment period for both Medicare
Watch out for tree-removal contractors who show up at your door DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller advised Iowans cleaning up from Monday’s storm to beware of the potential for scams. “Contractors we call ‘storm chasers’ head to