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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  • White Plains: Gillibrand's new legislation protects elderly from fraud
    Susan Wayne, President and CEO of Family Services of Westchester, said they've been trying to prevent financial scams against seniors but "it's not an easy task." “Our elderly population are among the most vulnerable people we serve," she said in a ...
    01/13/2017 - 2:50 pm | View Link
  • Elderly lady tricked out of £10,000 in fake prize draw scam
    “I am pleased this has stopped but we now need to challenge those organisations as to why they targeted a vulnerable older woman ... It is estimated that 3.2 million people fall victim to scams each year, losing £3.5 billion to criminals.
    01/12/2017 - 1:53 am | View Link
  • Elderly Hagley man conned out of £2,000 by telephone scammer
    and is now taking this opportunity to raise awareness of telephone scams. A spokesman for the force said: "It is important to remember that the offenders in this type of scam can be very convincing and manipulative and will target vulnerable members of the ...
    01/9/2017 - 8:23 pm | View Link
  • Protecting the elderly from cyber attacks
    There are also online pharmacy scams involving the sale of prescription medications and anti-ageing products. Seniors are especially vulnerable because many live with chronic conditions and rely on expensive prescription medications. The convenience of ...
    01/3/2017 - 7:05 am | View Link
  • 1 MILLION: The number of elderly people who may be victims of email scams
    Around a quarter (24 per cent) of the age group said technology had made them feel vulnerable. But most users said technology ... on a cold-calling ban to “cut off a key source of pension scams”.
    01/2/2017 - 11:01 am | View Link
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  • Old age
    Old age refers to ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and is thus the end of the human life cycle. In October 2016, a highly publicized ...
    01/10/2017 - 1:37 am | View Website
  • Conning the elderly with scams
    Conning the elderly with scams Consumer Rights ... Skimlinks adds tracking to some, primarily retailers' links, to show they come from this forum.
    01/9/2017 - 10:13 am | View Website
  • Home
    Protecting elderly & vulnerable people from scams which come through the postal system and criminals who contact them by telephone. The National Trading Standards ...
    01/9/2017 - 4:30 am | View Website
  • Vulnerable groups
    Children, pregnant women, elderly people, malnourished people, and people who are ill or immunocompromised, are particularly vulnerable when a disaster strikes, and ...
    01/9/2017 - 3:33 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.
    01/6/2017 - 8:08 am | View Website
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