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    Be Aware of Local Scams!

    It seems scams are on the rise across Colorado. There are phishing scams that imitate bank or financial websites, Amazon email shipping notices for products never ordered, emails indicating you’ve received a rich inheritance, and so on! These scams are trying to obtain your bank account numbers or sending money by clicking on a link. …

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    Inactivity Is Not Good For Us

    By Dr. Glenn Mollette A happier life is an active life. Doing nothing does not generate much in the realm of feeling good about yourself and is detrimental to your health. A friend of mine reflected on his career and often six day work weeks and said, “Those were the happiest days of my life.” …

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    Social Security to Expand Fraud Prosecution Project with Department of Justice

      The Social Security Administration announced today that through a collaboration with the Social Security Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), it is planning to expand its successful Fraud Prosecution Project to 33 United States Attorneys’ Offices nationally.  This project has led to the prosecution of multiple instances …

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    Seniors Working Beyond Retirement

      Retirement isn’t what it used to be-a time for taking it easier in our old age and avoiding the stress and excitement of the workaday world.  Maybe it’s because we are living longer than ever before making retirement a pricey option.  Then again, perhaps the miracles of modern medicine can make us more energetic …

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    Scams, Scams, and More Scams

    The scammers never sleep.  In the last few days the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office has received calls about various versions of scams. 1.  Someone supposedly from a local business calls a resident and the business’ real phone number appears in caller ID.  It really isn’t from the business it is a scammer using the name …

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    The Risk of Aging

    ‘With age come new vulnerabilities that can make any of us susceptible to elder abuse, says AMAC ‘It is no longer unusual for us to live to be as old as 80, 90 and 100 years or more’ Reports of physical and financial abuse of the elderly are on the rise throughout the country. It’s …

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    National Preparedness Month: Keep Your Family Safe in an Emergency

    When it comes to emergency and natural disaster preparation, clean, uncontaminated water should be top-of-mind. September, which is National Preparedness Month, is an ideal time for individuals and families to make certain that they will be able to hydrate safely throughout the duration of an emergency. Natural disasters, such as tornadoes, floods and hurricanes, can …

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    FTC Warns Hurricane Victims About Flood Insurance Robocall Scam

    The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about a flood insurance scam targeting those that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), homeowners and renters are getting fraudulent robocalls telling them their flood premiums are past due. Don’t respond to these robocalls. If you have flood insurance and …

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    BBB and Give.org Offer Tips on Helping Texas in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people to help as much as they can in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to the people who need it most. “The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey prompts us to want to do …

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    Beware of Solar Eclipse Scams

    On August 21, 2017, the first solar eclipse will hit the mainland United States since 1979. The path of the solar eclipse will go directly through Wyoming and many areas of the state are expected to be among the best spots in the country to view the eclipse along the “path of totality” (the area …

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