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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    They also sometimes have diminished cognitive abilities, leaving them particularly vulnerable ... and lottery scams, among many others. What to do: Keep an eye on our elderly loved ones and remind them about the threat of fraud and its many variations.
    04/18/2015 - 10:10 am | View Link
  • Police warn elderly about dangers of postal scams
    Andrew Milligan/PA Archive/Press Association Images "Think Jessica is a charity aimed at protecting elderly and vulnerable people from scams which come through the postal system and criminals who contact them by telephone. "We were asking people to take a ...
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    Reports from the I.R.S. and consumer protection groups say that the problem was worse this year than ever before and that the lead up to Tax Day 2015 has seen a peak in this pernicious fraud and that as is usual with these scams the elderly and vulnerable ...
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  • Postal scam warning issued to pensioners visiting Erdington post offices
    Crime Prevention Adviser, PC Tony Cooper, supporting the campaign said: “Think Jessica is a charity aimed at protecting elderly and vulnerable people from scams which come through the postal system and criminals who contact them by telephone.
    04/13/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • ‘Leeches’ — fears women are targeting vulnerable elderly men for cruel scams
    Vulnerable elderly men are being stalked in their own homes by desperate female criminals trying to scam them out of money and possessions, it has been claimed. Councillor Tom Ferguson said it was despicable that some elderly and vulnerable people can’t ...
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    Each year, thousands and even millions of senior citizens find that they have become victims of various types of fraud. In the best scenarios, they ...
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    Elderly scams are the most common form of fraud. Here are some tips for caregivers to help their elderly parents avoid becoming victims of scams.
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  • Preventing Financial Fraud and Abuse Against Older Adults ...
    The Victims Any person can become a victim of a financial scam. However, many older adults are at a higher risk for falling prey to a fraud or scam for various reasons.
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  • What makes older adults vulnerable to exploitation or abuse?
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    Senior Scams Table of Contents Index of Telemarketing Fraud Examples Targeting Elderly Vulnerable Victims.
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