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Beating the Phone Call Scammers: Five Ways for Seniors to Think Ahead and Not Lose Money

July 2, 2018 | Lake Gibson Village

“He sounded just like you, Chris.” Those words came from my embarrassed grandfather, as he finished relaying the story of how he was scammed out of $3,000 by someone over the phone several years ago. He and my grandmother were in their seventies at the time, living on their own with no cognitive issues. They […]

Smartphone Smarts

May 4, 2018 | Lake Gibson Village

The battery in your smartphone has a lifespan: Over time, it will start losing power faster and taking longer to charge. Mobile phones use lithium-ion batteries for energy storage. You don’t need to understand the science behind this type of battery, but the bottom line is that they degrade over time. Some of that can […]

9 Must-Have Apps for Road-Trippers

September 15, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

With these smartphone apps, your next road trip can be a walk in the park! Whether you’re looking for the nearest gas station or trying to avoid traffic backups, there’s an app to help. Roadtrippers: If you find being spontaneous stressful while you’re on the road, you’ll love this handy route-planning app. It enables you […]

Stop Wi-Fi Hackers in Their Tracks

October 15, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

If you are very attached to your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device, you may be using a home-based wireless network as an efficient way to stay connected to the web, no matter which device you’re using. Commonly called Wi-Fi, a wireless network consists of a modem, which “translates” the data signal from your […]

The Price Is Right?

June 15, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

You only have to google “senior citizen scams” to find a list of fraudulent tricks dishonest scammers use to get money from older adults. It’s illegal, but these types of people are constantly coming up with new ways to take your hard-earned cash. These types of frauds can happen by phone, mail, in person, or […]