Dear Savvy Senior: What tools can you recommend to help protect trusting seniors from scam calls? My 74-year-old mother gets tons of unwanted telemarketing and robocalls on her cell and home phone and has been duped out of hundreds of dollars. — Frustrated Daughter

Dear Frustrated: Scammers are always looking for new ways to dupe people out of money, and phone calls remain the primary way swindlers hook older victims.

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Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.