Why Are Elderly More Vulnerable To Scams? Brain Changes

Age-related changes in the brain may make the elderly more vulnerable to financial scams.

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  • Why Smart People Fall For Investment Scams - Forbes.com
    ... firsthand working with AARP investigating phone scams of the elderly. “They get burned and are so ashamed that they become vulnerable to the...
    10/20/2014 - 1:09 pm | View Link
  • Scamwatch: prize draw letters - AOL UK
    ... very difficult to persuade vulnerable, often elderly, individuals that letters telling them they have won large sums of money are scams." How...
    10/20/2014 - 7:54 am | View Link
  • Scams pose as Ebola-related charities - MSNBC
    Several chapters have also reported telephone scams with ... After Hurricane Sandy, officials warned that elderly people could become vulnerable to
    10/18/2014 - 3:30 pm | View Link
  • Warning over ‘Irish Water’ con artists in Limerick - Limerick Leader
    ... has been a couple of scams in relation to people saying they are from Irish Water. Usually they pick on an elderly or vulnerable person.
    10/18/2014 - 2:15 pm | View Link
  • Universal Scams and Fraud Prevention - Professional Security
    ... are real people who we have a duty to look after, particularly the elderly and vulnerable. ... scams in selling cars, fraud against the elderly
    10/17/2014 - 2:53 pm | View Link
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  • BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Protecting Gwent's elderly from scammers
    In July this year, South Wales saw one of its biggest doorstep scams when four rogue traders were sentenced for conning elderly and vulnerable people out of more than £70,000. Two were jailed and two received suspended sentences after admitting conspiracy ...
    10/21/2014 - 8:16 am | View Link
  • Montgomery County has new unit to fight elderly abuse
    A brochure warns of scams against the elderly. (NewsChannel 8 photo) It's an effort being spearheaded by the State's Attorney's Office called Crimes Against Seniors and Vulnerable Adults. The unit is targeting crimes such as financial exploitation ...
    10/20/2014 - 6:24 pm | View Link
  • Jail time for phone scammers who targeted elderly and vulnerable
    Scams of this nature continue to be a problem in the Herts area, with 39 of the county’s elderly and vulnerable population targeted in just two weeks last month.
    10/18/2014 - 4:11 pm | View Link
  • Six youths jailed for phone scams which targeted elderly and vulnerable in Herts
    SIX fraudsters who persuaded elderly and vulnerable residents in Hertfordshire and four other counties to part with their bank cards and PINs have been jailed. The six - all aged 18 or 19 and from north London - were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court ...
    10/16/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Editorial: Protect elderly from scams
    As we reported yesterday, the man's story was told at a public meeting in Ngongotaha this week held to discuss recent scams targeting residents ... but surely more could be done to protect the elderly, vulnerable and overly generous.
    10/15/2014 - 1:19 pm | View Link
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  • Fraud: Scams Aimed At The Elderly | Bankrate.com
    Elderly victims of fraud are scammed out of some $2.6 billion a year. Bankrate lists the most popular current rip-offs and how to prevent them.
    10/21/2014 - 6:08 am | View Website
  • Senior Scams Index
    Senior Scams Table of Contents Index of Telemarketing Fraud Examples Targeting Elderly Vulnerable Victims.
    10/20/2014 - 10:01 pm | View Website
  • Scams
    What makes adults so often the victim of scams? Learn what makes older adults more vulnerable to scams and scam artists.
    10/20/2014 - 9:47 pm | View Website
  • What makes older adults vulnerable to exploitation or abuse?
    What makes older adults vulnerable to exploitation or abuse? Eun-Jin Kim Assistant Professor Department of Human Sciences Tarleton State University
    10/19/2014 - 6:49 pm | View Website
  • Financial Fraud Research Center
    Financial Fraud and Fraud Susceptibility in the United States Research Report from a 2012 National Survey Read more Consumer Fraud in the United States
    10/19/2014 - 3:29 pm | View Website
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