Perhaps this is familiar: the phone rings and your elderly parent answers to hear the voice of a frightened teen. Thinking it’s a grandchild calling in distress, they listen to instructions about wiring money to help in this crisis. Only it’s not a crisis- it’s a scam. The elderly are frequently the targets of such frauds: their identities are stolen, they’re duped into thinking they’ve won prizes, or their trust is preyed upon by imposters seeking to steal money. As soon as one scam becomes stale, the next one is put into motion. The Federal Trade Commission publishes regular scam alerts to keep you, and your aging parents, in the know. To stay on top of the latest shakedown, Read This.