What is a “Scam”?

A “scam” is when someone tricks you to get your money. Different scams will try to trick you in different ways, but the goal is always the same: they want your money. Most scammers use the telephone or the internet to get in touch with you. Often the scammer calls or writes from out of state or even outside the country. This means that if they manage to trick you, it is almost impossible to get your money back.

This section will tell you about some of the scams that affect older Mainers. Keep in mind, there are many other scams that are not listed here.