(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX)   The Consumer Team talk radio program today announced the creation of a multi-part series focusing on senior scams.  Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, announced the new series.  He commented, “Consumer Team has been addressing scams targeting senior consumers for several years.  Our new senior scam series of broadcasts will address a number of aspects of elder or senior scams.”

Senior Scams - The Consumer Team Investigates

Senior Scams – The Consumer Team Investigates

Thomson said that seniors are a huge target for fraud and even violence.  He said, “Seniors are a perfect target for bad guys.   They have money saved.  The bad guys know that and they’ll do almost anything to steal from them.  In our series on Consumer Team we’re going to try to arm our listeners with information that will protect them and their loved ones from fraud targeting seniors.  One thing that will never change is the greed of the criminal.  However, with the right information consumers can fight back.  That information will be our focus on Consumer Team.”

A recent Consumer Reports article estimates that senior fraud is big business.  The publication estimates the annual cost to be around $3 billion per year.   Tobie Stanger of Consumer Reports who contributed to the recent story will be a featured guest on several Consumer Team interview segments.  Thomson added, “Tobie Stanger’s work in elder fraud and senior scams is outstanding.  I look forward to having her on Consumer Team to add valuable detail to this important story.”   Thomson said that Stanger will review law changes that are designed to better protect senior consumers.

Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 5-7 PM (Central) on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.   Pete Thomson is a 40 year veteran of the broadcasting industry and has worked in consumer advocacy journalism for over 10 years.  The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, TX.