When a six foot black snake invaded the home of a local senior, he tried to get the snake to leave. It would not and the fellow called a service to capture and remove it. The asking price was $450 in CASH.
The expert was unsuccessful in locating the snake. He left and so did the $450; another scam artist who targets distressed and trusting senior citizens. That snake removal of a non-venomous snake should have cost no more than $100. The black snake was not the only snake involved here.
What other services do seniors (an unsuspecting others) occasionally require where scam artists are frequently found operating? I have heard of other scams in auto repair, tree removal, dentistry, roofing, and HVAC repair.
Seniors are often too embarrassed to discuss having been taken in a scam. Not being frequently in need of these services, they may not even know they were had. Maybe the elderly among us should wear tee shirts with a message.
“Senior? Yes – Stupid? No.”