Senior Citizen's Guide to Cleveland

29 www. BoomersResourceGuide .com Boomers Resource Guide • Winter/Spring 2017-18 29 family member may have impeccable judgment in real-life. But online, email messages, social posts and Facebook Messenger chats could be from a hacked or impersonated account. • Trust your gut. If a close friend or family member sends you a message that seems suspicious, give them a call or ask them in person to confirm that it really came from them before responding or clicking on any links. • Report scam accounts and messages to Facebook: Alert Facebook to fake profiles, compromised accounts and spam messages by reporting them. • Ignore and block unsolicited messages concerning government grants. The United States Government will not contact you directly for loans, or require that you pay any sort of fee. For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 167 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Central Ohio, which was founded in 1921 and serves 21 counties in Central Ohio.