The season of giving doesn’t necessarily mean the season of giving away. We all know this is the time of year that many people, especially seniors, fall victim to predatory financial scams be it in the form of telemarketing, fake charities, computer viruses, email phishing, insurance fraud, etc. The list goes on and on. Seniors are generally the biggest target and the ones who are often hit the hardest. Seniors are more likely to own their own home, have good credit and have a “nest egg” saved up for retirement. Even more important, they tend to be more trusting. It’s the perfect storm for those perpetrating fraud. The primary goal of these scammers is to get at your personal information or to get you to send them money. What can you do about it? It’s simple. Don’t become a victim.