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Thanksgiving Theft Thwarting Tips

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  • Learn how to avoid fraud and scams at

  • Consult with a trusted person before making any large purchases or investments.

  • Do not provide personal information (i.e. Social Security number, credit card, ATM PIN number) over the phone unless you placed the call and know with whom you are speaking.

  • If you hire someone to help you in your home, ensure that they have been properly screened with criminal background checks completed. Ask for certifications when appropriate.

  • Talk with an attorney about creating a durable power of attorney for asset management; a living will; a revocable, or living, trust; and health care advance directives.

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There can be no better holiday gift for your loved ones than to fearlessly ensure their financial health and well-being. Letís make sure that the evil-doers out there know there are no turkeys around here.

Wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration from our family to yours. presents: Tips for a Grinchless Holiday Season

Gary Barg

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