There can never be enough law enforcement to protect everyone from those who are intent on perpetrating scams or frauds. At any one time, there are thousands of operators posing as legitimate businesses or investors offering the deal of a lifetime, and they are connecting with tens of millions of people each day on the phone, over the Internet and through the mail. Senior citizens are especially vulnerable because they are disproportionately targeted. The best thing anyone can do is to be diligent and vigilant in their own awareness of “unlikely” opportunities. The first step is to become educated as to the scams and all of their variations that have proliferated in recent years.