Why does the CARES Program exist?
It has been estimated that seniors lose $40 billion each year to scams, frauds and deception. There are also many legitimate products, services, investments and charities that may not be appropriate for any given senior. Most people have difficulty figuring out if an offer, request, advertisement, commercial, or other attempt to separate them from their money is legitimate.

CARES exists to help sort out the offers that come by mail, telephone, television, radio, Internet and by people who come to your home. CARES wants to help protect you from scam artists and other trying to sell you what you don't need or trying to get you to donate to fraudulent charities.

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1. What is the CARES Program?
2. Why does the CARES Program exist?
3. Who are the CARES counselors?
4. What are the components of CARES?
5. How do I find out more about CARES?
6. What are typical areas where scams, fraud and deceptive practices may exist?
7. Why do so many seniors fall victim to scams, fraud, and deceptive practices?
8. What should I do if I receive mail or telephone calls that I am not absolutely sure of?
9. What should I do if I am unsure about any offer I see on the television, internet or that I hear on the radio?
10. What should I do if somebody comes to my home and asks for a donation, offers to provide a home repair service or offers to pave my driveway?