The Truth About Government Assistance Scams

The Truth About Government Assistance Scams

by Steve Weisman
     
 

This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Avoiding Scams (9780132333856) by Steve Weisman. Available in print and digital formats.

 

How con artists scam seniors with lies about Social Security and Medicare--and how to recognize those cons when you hear them!

 

In one common scam, criminals promise they can get

Overview

This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Avoiding Scams (9780132333856) by Steve Weisman. Available in print and digital formats.

 

How con artists scam seniors with lies about Social Security and Medicare--and how to recognize those cons when you hear them!

 

In one common scam, criminals promise they can get the federal government to refund all the Social Security tax payments you’ve ever made--for the proverbial “small fee,” which is usually about $100 and a percentage of the refund. But Social Security tax payments are never refundable. The victims pay, and wait for a refund that never comes….

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132657877
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/30/2010
Series:
FT Press Delivers Elements
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
15
File size:
217 KB

Meet the Author

Steve Weisman hosts the nationally syndicated radio show A Touch of Grey, heard on more than 50 radio stations. He has been an award-winning talk show host and commentator for over 20 years. A member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, he specializes in estate planning, probate, and elder law. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Curry College, and Boston University, and is now an adjunct faculty member at Bentley College. A legal editor and columnist for Talkers Magazine, he writes on legal matters for publications ranging from The Boston Globe to Playboy. Weisman has earned a Certificate of Merit from the American Bar Association for excellence in legal journalism, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. His books include A Guide to Elder Planning and 50 Ways to Protect Your Identity and Your Credit.

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