Live at Four -- Schemes & Ripoffs for Seniors

Criminals will often target the people who they think can be bullied into spending their hard earned savings. On Tuesday's Live at Four, Omaha Police Detective Rick Belik shared six easy steps seniors can take to prevent themselves from becoming victims.

He recommends the websites in the margin of this story to help limit the ability of thieves and scam artists from going after you.

The Better Business Bureau has a phone line set up for seniors who have questions about validating a company: 877-637-3334.

By getting on the national Do Not Call list, you know that when someone calls you -- they're likely not a reputable marketing group.

The optoutprescreen.com website allows you to be on a Do Not Mail list and can eliminate credit and insurance offers.

The Nebraska Attorney General's website has a section dedicated to senior fraud.

The FBI has up-to-date information on the latest computer and e-mail scams.

Annualcreditreport.com is the official, free site where you can get your credit report once a year from all three credit bureaus.

Fact Finders Schemes and Ripoffs is a monthly feature on the Channel Six News Live at Four.


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