Elder Investment Fraud Video
"Elder Investment Fraud: A National Epidemic" is a short video that addresses and explains the widespread problem of elder investment fraud and financial exploitation and explores some of the possible solutions. The video includes interviews with elder fraud victims, their families, doctors and caretakers in addition to representatives from the Pennsylvania Securities Commission.
Tech Scam-Cars That Run on Water
from MoneyTrack Episode 202 (2007)
An eco-friendly company in Idaho claimed to have invented a fuel cell powered by a bathtub of water. Those who invested lost two million dollars in this scam.
Affinity Fraud Scam Alert
from MoneyTrack Episode 203 (2007)
Ruth and Len Mitchell were enjoying retirement until their trusted CPA and close friend talked them into a fraudulent investment scheme.
Elder Expert/Affinity Fraud Scam Alert
from MoneyTrack Episode 204 (2007)
The Rowanos of California were among 129 senior citizens scammed out of their pensions for a total of ten million dollars by Jeff Butler, a "senior specialist."
401(k) Theft Scam Alert
from MoneyTrack Episode 207 (2007)
401(k) fraud is rare, however, if your company is in trouble your 401(k) money could be at risk.
Annuities Scam Alert
from MoneyTrack Episode 208 (2007)
An elderly Florida man is sold several annuities in a tax-deferred account. This is a case where the broker put his interests ahead of his client’s.
Credit Counselors Scam Alert
from MoneyTrack Episode 210 (2007)
Can credit counselors get you out of debt or are some out to just make money for themselves?
Religious Affinity Fraud Scam Alert
from MoneyTrack Episode 211 (2007)
Church members in New Mexico handed over their money to a trusted clergyman because they had faith that he was investing their savings for the greater good.
Mortgage Loan Scam Alert
from MoneyTrack Episode 213 (2007)
Mortgage schemes are on the rise and now scam artists are targeting people who have fallen behind on their monthly payments.
Multilevel Marketing Scam Alert
from MoneyTrack Episode 214 (2007)
Multilevel marketing opportunities can take more of your money than you could ever earn. Learn what happened to one Tampa graduate.
Predatory Lending Scam Alert
from MoneyTrack Episode 215 (2007)
Payday loans can be a fast route to bankruptcy for cash strapped service men and women. Learn about the California TAP$ program that helps these families.