WVLT-TV - East Tennessee Group Recommends New Tech, Communication to Avoid Scams
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - An East Tennessee group said family members and new technology are ways to help older relatives avoid being scammed out of money and personal information.
Right At Home works with older people on a daily basis, which includes those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The owner, Joy Wilson, said scam callers are convincing in what they ask for.
“If you’re in doubt, just have someone call [a family member]. Give them the phone number and be happy to talk to them,” Wilson said.
She also recommended having unknown numbers go straight to voicemail and not picking up when they do call.
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