Catfishing: How romance scammers seduce seniors
According to the National Council on Aging, one in 10 Americans age 60 and up will experience some form of fraud this year. So what are romance scammers and how are they taking seniors hard-earned money? Watch out for internet friends who try to become close, but frequently cancel plans and refuse to give a picture. While it’s common to be untrusting of strangers, limited time spent on the internet makes seniors less able to identify abnormal behavior. If you wouldn’t trust them coming up to you on the street, don’t trust them sliding into your messages either.
All 3,300 spots for Senior and Disabled Financial Assistance Program claimed
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – All 3,300 spots for the Senior and Disabled Financial Assistance Program have been claimed, the city of Jacksonville said Saturday morning. In addition to all of the spots being claimed in less than an hour after enrollment began at 8 a.m. Saturday, the waiting list also filled up. At this time all 3,300 spots for the Senior and Disabled Relief Program have been claimed and the waiting list is full. Attention Local Media: all spots for the senior and disabled relief grant program were claimed in 55 minutes. At this time operators at 630-CITY are NOT adding more names to the waiting list.
Jacksonville to award $300 payments to seniors, those with disabilities
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Starting on Saturday, the city of Jacksonville will launch a program to provide stimulus payments to seniors who qualify and those with disabilities to help them make ends meet. Through the Senior and Disabled Financial Assistance Program, up to 3,300 residents will receive one-time payments of $300 that are intended to offset financial strain they’ve endured during the coronavirus pandemic. “The actions we’ve taken as a city to flatten the curve of COVID-19 were successful, but also placed a heavy burden on many throughout Jacksonville. The city said applications submitted through this program will be screened for accuracy and completeness before payments are sent out. “We recognize how difficult COVID-19 has been, especially for our residents on fixed incomes,” Councilman Aaron Bowman said.