Thursday, September 11, 2014

Caution About Caregiver Scam

Good morning all. It's been very busy, which is always a good thing. For today's post I want to warn you of a scam that is going around.

There are some groups that are circulating some of the 55+ communities going house to house claiming to provide caregiver services.  While you are being engaged at the front door, their cohorts are checking to see if other doors and windows in the house are unlocked so that they may get in to rob you.

I don't know of any legitimate caregiver companies that go door-to-door trying to sell you services.  If someone like this does come to your door, tell them you can't talk and quickly lock your front door and go check the other avenues of entry to make sure they are secure.

I have also seen letters and fliers left at the door advertising caregiver companies.  In every case I have checked these out and none have been seasoned, good quality companies.  If you get a flier that looks interesting, go online and check to see if they are accredited with the BBB, see if they are operating out of an office or someone's home, and find out if there are complaints listed online.

It's very important to use a company that has good business practices.  Doing your research and using an established company will save you a lot of heartache in the long run.

Take care and have a happy, healthy day!  Many blessings to you always.

Laura Barish

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