Identity theft and scams against boomers, retirees and older
Americans are much more common than against younger Americans.
According to a recent survey by the Investor Protection Trust one out of
every 5 Americans over the age of 65 has been the victim of a financial scam. When
you include boomers this percentage is even higher. Remember the old adage if
it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
These pages provide information on protecting yourself against scams and
identity theft. We list the most common ways thieves and scammers attempt to
separate you from your money.