There has been an uptick in what regulators call Romance Fraud schemes and studies have been done to try to pinpoint when seniors are most vulnerable. Not surprisingly it is between twelve and twenty-four months after losing a loved one, moving or becoming less mobile and less able to get out and about to visit friends. We all need to pay attention to these situations especially as society promotes a greater use of the internet to ‘stay connected’. Friends and family don’t cost us money to maintain those relationships, strangers or impersonators do. Please pay attention, and if you’d like a non-judgmental chat about what is going on in your life, call us. We’re always here to help.