Hate to beat an old drum however; as long as people will listen, share and dance, we will do just that. Scams are taking people for their hard earned money daily. Sometimes its a lot of money, in a few cases its ALL their money. Sometimes their life savings or retirement. We are unable to list them all. New SCAMS come out every day. The common ones are all still there. The IRS is going to have you arrested. A loved one has been hurt or arrested and needs cash fast. The "fast cash" offer where someone responds to an add for an item for sale but; they are stuck in a desert or out at sea. Someone however will send you a large check, you cash it and keep the remaining money for you???? A large number of the recent scams involve asking someone to go purchase gift cards for payment. Itunes or Ebay cards as examples. NO reputable business, government agency or organization will EVER require you to purchase gift cards for payment. We and others around us are still seeing this happen daily. These thieves play on your emotions, goodwill and the fact that we would all like some quick cash. Unfortunately the goal is to take yours.. Many times it is unable to be recovered. If it sounds to good to be true, it almost always is. If the deal involves you purchasing gift cards for payment, IT'S A SCAM. If you are getting phone calls threatening arrest, IT'S A SCAM! If the "po po" are coming to arrest someone, it doesn't typically involve a phone call to the person being sought in the "pre-planning" phase. We typically just show up. Most may know we are coming at some point. Not because they mis filed taxes, because they did something they are truly aware may result in a visit. NO Government agency calls ANYONE to threaten arrest for a debt. Please share and talk with your older friends, neighbors and family members. They are often the ones targeted. Maybe they already have been and have not said anything because they are embarrassed. This is not happening to anyone because they lack intelligence. It is happening because most of us are good people that want to help others. We pay our debts to continue to be viewed as good people. We are suckers for a great deal because we work hard for what we have. Because we are good people. The people on the other end of the equation here are not. They are bad people who are good at taking our stuff. Every time we can keep even one person from falling victim to these, its a win for us all. Have the conversations.