A scammer asks for a donation to a charity but not all charities are legitimate. Ask for literature about the charity to be sent to you or check to see if the charity is legitimate by looking at websites such as charitycheck101.org [...]
A scammer sends an email to you that looks like it came from your bank, government agency or entity with which you do business. The email provides a link to a website and tells you to go there where you are asked [...]
A scammer sends emails or pop-up ads to your computer claiming that your security software is out-of-date and your computer is in danger, warning of security breaches and malicious software. They offer to delete viruses and spyware and improve computer function but instead [...]
"I love you, (now marry me and I'll take you for all you are worth)." Elder approached by member of opposite sex. Lies are utilized to gain the elder's affection and trust. Elder is gradually isolated and becomes psychologically dependent on "new [...]
"I'll fix or paint your roof, driveway, or car - CHEAP" Elder pays cash to a door-to-door solicitor, who just happens to have some leftover materials from a previous job, then gets shoddy work - or no work at all.