Protecting Aging Parents from Scams!
This week, I had the privilege of re-interviewing Mike and Kim Barnes about protecting your aging parents from scams. Mike and Kim are a wonderful couple, each with close to 30 years of experience as presenters on TV. After caring for their own parents over the past few years however, including navigating Alzheimer’s, pacemakers, COVID pneumonia and the tough decision to move elderly parents into retirement communities. they have launched their new business Parenting Aging Parents, to help other midlifers who have found themselves in the same stage in life.
We had a fabulous interview recently about Parenting Aging Parents, but when we touched on the issue of elderly people being targeted for scams, we knew that this was an important topic that needed its own episode!
Unfortunately, intentional scamming of elderly people online has increased over the past few years. Given that our parents’ generation are relatively new to the online space – it is a very real issue.
We cover a lot of information in this episode, including:
- What scams your parents are facing right now.
- The challenge of trying to communicate the risks to elderly parents.
- Practical tips you can use right away.
Click the image to watch our interview on on YouTube!
Online scams are a very real threat, and it’s important that we help our aging parents protect themselves from falling victim. After all, we teach our children about being safe online, however our parents have been plunged into the new territory of the internet with no such guidelines, and therefore are purposely targeted by scammers.
Discover Mike and Kim’s resources at their website HERE: https://parentingagingparents.com
Join their free support group Parenting Aging Parents HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/14181...
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