Preventing Seniors From Being Scammed This Holiday Season

A few days ago, we had a concerned customer comment on our Facebook page warning elderly people to beware of scams on the internet. Of course, our site is 100% Safe and Secure, as verified by Paypal, Visa, Shopify, Trustlock etc, and we do not run scam advertising.

However, the scam warning is an important topic worth expanding on to help keep our customers safe and informed.

Over the holiday season, there will be a lot of products marketed to seniors and the elderly, products such as scooters, mobility products, hearing amplifiers, etc.

We've put together 8 simple tips for our customers that will help them from being scammed this holiday season.

  1. Never give anyone your credit card details over the phone to purchase a product online, it is very risky.
  2. Always make sure that the website you are purchasing a product from is safe and secure, meaning that it has an httpS:// in front of the www. Elderly Central has used TrustLock to verify SSL information on our site.
  3. Make sure that the website has a clear “return policy”, and a return address listed somewhere on the site
  4. Ensure that the website has a “terms of service” and a “privacy policy” to keep your information safe and secure.
  5. Make sure that you can contact the website owners via telephone, our contact information is +1 650 488 5557
  6. Make sure that the website is a registered business, Elderly Central has made this information available through TrustLock, you are able to see our verified business registration information right on our site.
  7. Always do some research on the product you are buying. Elderly Central only sells products from branded and reputable manufacturers like Drive Medical, for which we are an authorized vendor.

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We've done some research for you on other scams that you may come across this holiday season. There is a great article from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), which you can see on their site.

We wish all of our customers a safe online shopping experience this year. At Elderly Central, you can rest assured that we are a 100% Safe and Secure shopping destination for all your independent living needs this holiday season.

From senior gifts, to walkers and rollators, to scooters and power wheelchairs. We offer all of this and more including FREE Shipping right to your door and flexible payment options right at checkout.

Feel free to reach out to us on +1 650 488 5557, even if it's just to say hi.

Wishing you and your loved ones health and happiness.

Ricardo and Michele
Founders of Elderly Central LLC

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