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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  • Safeguarding seniors from fraudsters: Front & Center - Orlando Sentinel
    ... decisions and become more vulnerable to ... Q: What scams specifically target seniors? ... The current generation of elderly grew up in a ...
    08/3/2015 - 6:37 am | View Link
  • Crime prevention’s big night - Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
    ... taking advantage of our elderly population. ... the targets of a variety of scams, from home ... take advantage of our vulnerable citizens ...
    08/3/2015 - 5:32 am | View Link
  • National expert praises Lincolnshire's doorstep crime campaign - Bloomberg
    Council workers to hold silence for Tunisia attack victims - ITV.com
    07/27/2015 - 12:27 pm | View Link
  • Five fraudulent letters to tear up and toss away - Which?
    ... about mass-marketing scams themselves, but also looking out for relatives or neighbours, particularly those who are elderly or vulnerable.
    07/23/2015 - 10:47 am | View Link
  • Scammers Hold 'Suckers Lists' Of Victims - Sky News
    Scammers Hold 'Suckers Lists' Of Victims - Metro Radio
    07/23/2015 - 6:00 am | View Link
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  • These scammers are targeting your elderly parents
    The reasons for the seasonal lift in these scams are simple enough. Many people, still keeping with their New Year's resolutions, are looking for love and are especially vulnerable to scammers. Others are stuck at home during the winter months and are more ...
    02/17/2015 - 4:08 am | View Link
  • West Berkshire scams that target elderly and vulnerable revealed
    Seventy per cent of the victims of scams in West Berkshire live alone and never report the crimes themselves. That was the message at an awareness meeting held in Newbury recently, highlighting three of the most prominent scams across the district.
    02/10/2015 - 7:19 pm | View Link
  • Elderly vulnerable to phone scams by fake IRS agents
    This money is then transferred to an unknown account. Edmonds Police have had one case where a victim lost $9,300 in this scam. Other ongoing scams include a suspect calling a victim claiming to be a police officer, attorney or jail guard. The "officer ...
    09/12/2014 - 6:20 pm | View Link
  • Elderly more vulnerable to sophisticated scams
    She was introduced to consumer scams in the early ’90s ... “The less socialized our kids are, our people are, the more vulnerable we are to scamming,” he said.
    11/30/2013 - 7:11 pm | View Link
  • Poll: Elderly more vulnerable to investment scams
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- About nine out of every 10 doctors and nurses believe cognitive impairment makes the elderly more vulnerable to investment scams, according to a survey released Wednesday by the non-profit Investor Protection Trust, or IPT.
    06/12/2013 - 8:10 am | View Link
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  • Fraud: 7 Scams That Target Senior Citizens | Bankrate.com
    The IRS telephone scam is one of the most pervasive scams targeting senior citizens today. Bankrate lists the most common rip-offs and how the elderly can prevent them.
    08/31/2015 - 9:29 am | View Website
  • Tina Costello
    Tina Costello of Gilbert, Arizona & her family's gypsy scams of the elderly. Con artists, fraud, sweetheart swindles & crimes of financial abuse by gypsies.
    08/30/2015 - 2:49 am | View Website
  • 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.
    08/30/2015 - 12:40 am | View Website
  • Vulnerable older people | Australian Red Cross
    Red Cross calls Joyce every day to check on her wellbeing. The daily calls give her confidence to remain independent in her own home where she stays active tending to ...
    08/29/2015 - 8:22 pm | View Website
  • Financial Abuse Of The Elderly
    The Senior Forum Report pointed to a lack of knowledge regarding scams and the inability of seniors to recognize scams and make sure their financial matters are in order.
    08/29/2015 - 4:09 am | View Website
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