SeniorChecked to Connect Seniors, Their Families and Caregivers with Trusted Local Service Providers

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New Site to Reduce the Risk and Incidence of Fraud & Scams Committed Against Seniors by Unscrupulous Service Providers.

“We’re facing a real and growing problem of fraud against Seniors in America. There is critical need for Seniors and their adult children to easily find thoroughly-vetted and screened local businesses” said Chris Spanos, CEO of SeniorChecked.

SeniorChecked (http://www.seniorchecked.com), a national network that connects Seniors, their families and caregivers with trusted local service providers, announced the launch of its website. SeniorChecked is a free for consumer network of screened and verified local businesses focused on helping Seniors safely age in place. SeniorChecked spans a wide range of Senior related needs such as elder care and senior move managers to more common household needs like plumbers and handymen. With the launch of the SeniorChecked website, Seniors and their families looking for trusted service providers now have a simple, easy and convenient resource to rely upon.

According to the MetLife Mature Market Institute Seniors are victims to over $2.6 billion in fraud annually, with 56% of cases being committed by unscrupulous service providers. This fraud is only expected to rise as 93% of Seniors choose to stay in their homes, according to the American Geriatric Society, combined with the senior population doubling to 80 million over the next 30 years. The fact that a growing segment of this population is becoming increasingly reliant upon assistance from adult children, who often live considerable distances away and have few suitable resources to guide their choice among service providers, further complicates this already challenging situation.

To be part of the SeniorChecked Trusted Local Business Network, businesses and individual professional agents must pass the most comprehensive background checks in the industry including more than two dozen local, state and national checks. Those that do are awarded the SeniorChecked Trust Seal. The Trust Seal is SeniorChecked’s symbol for verified businesses. When customers see a business displaying the Trust Seal on seniorchecked.com, a member’s website, advertising or brochures they can feel confident the business has been verified and is trusted. Conveying trust through the SeniorChecked program distinguishes member businesses and connects them directly with this valuable market, growing their customer base and expanding their referral network.

“We’re facing a real and growing problem of fraud against Seniors in America. There is critical need for Seniors and their adult children to easily find thoroughly-vetted and screened local businesses” said Chris Spanos, CEO of SeniorChecked. “The SeniorChecked solution is designed to reduce Seniors’ and their families’ anxiety, risk, and unnecessary expenses, while improving their safety, well-being, and financial and personal security.”

SeniorChecked’s management team previously ran AOL’s successful Local business unit which included sites such as AOL Yellow Pages, City’s Best, and AOL Local Search. They are deeply experienced in running online businesses that connect local service providers to local consumers and are bringing that expertise to SeniorChecked.

For more information on SeniorChecked and to learn more about how the company is helping to reduce the risk of fraud and scams against Seniors, visit seniorchecked.com.

About SeniorChecked, Inc.
Founded in 2010, SeniorChecked® is a free-for-consumer network of screened and verified local businesses focused on helping Seniors safely age in place. SeniorChecked spans a wide range of Senior related needs from elder care and senior move managers to more common services like plumbing and home repair. Seniors and their families now have a simple, easy and convenient resource to rely upon to find trusted service providers. To be part of the SeniorChecked network, businesses must pass the most comprehensive background checks in the industry. Those that do are awarded the SeniorChecked Trust Seal. The SeniorChecked program distinguishes member businesses and connects them directly with this valuable market, growing their customer base and expanding their referral network.

For more information, contact:
Jared Farber
SeniorChecked, Inc.
Head of Marketing & Communications
(240) 205-2594

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