In the past when I read stories about scams, I often wondered how people could be so gullible. I assumed that the victims of fraud were the elderly or less educated, had suffered a recent loss of a loved one or who were isolated. While there is some data suggests that one in five over age 65 have been targeted by email scammers, being scammed can happen to anyone. Nobody is immune to fraud and sometimes people simply fall for scams due to the psychological techniques employed by fraudsters. Falling for a scam is not about the money.
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The High Emotional Cost of Being Scammed
About Rick Kahler:
Rick Kahler, MSFP,CFP ® , CFT-1™, CeFT ® , CCIM, president of Kahler Financial Group, is a life-long resident of Rapid City, SD. He began his professional career in 1973 selling and appraising real estate He founded Kahler Financial Group in 1981. He became the first fee-only Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP ® ) in South Dakota in 1983. In 2020 he became one of the first Certified Financial Therapist-Level I (CFT-I™,) in the nation.
His firm, specializing in the integration of investment advising, financial planning, financial coaching, and financial therapy, serving small business and real estate owners, professionals, and retirees, as well as individuals and families.
He served on and chaired the South Dakota Investment Council and served in leadership capacities with the Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Financial Planning Advisors. Kahler is also a nationally renowned speaker and educator. In 2003, National American University recognized Mr. Kahler with the Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
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