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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  • Elderly York City woman fighting 'lottery' scam
    While Bankert acknowledged elderly are often vulnerable to these types of scams, he said they aren't always the ones to be targeted. People who suspect they're being scammed should call their local police departments. When a scam is reported to York City ...
    10/12/2015 - 12:07 pm | View Link
  • Bristol County DA creates elderly financial abuse unit
    "The elderly are a vulnerable part of our community who have contributed ... and in particular, telephone scams. "Many elderly live alone and can panic and do something they should not do and end up being victimized," he said. He helps them recognize ...
    10/12/2015 - 5:50 am | View Link
  • I-Team: Foreign lottery scams target the elderly
    NATIONWIDE (WGME) -- CBS 13 is looking into one of the fastest growing scams in the country. Instead of paying out money, "foreign lotteries" are stealing from the elderly and the most vulnerable. Burt Richter was told he won $8 million. To collect ...
    10/12/2015 - 12:23 am | View Link
  • Gateshead conman jailed for fleecing elderly and vulerable folk in cruel roofing scam
    A rogue roofer who fleeced the vulnerable and elderly out of thousands of pounds in ... Finney’s latest series of scams began on June 2 last year, when he cold-called at 63-year-old Miriam Keith’s door and told her work needed doing to her roof.
    10/11/2015 - 9:05 am | View Link
  • Family Says Elderly Man Driven to Suicide by Jamaican Phone Scammers — ‘I’m in Too Deep’
    And in the United States, the scams have cost people their lives — and their life ... “In fact, you’re victimizing the most vulnerable people of a society — Jamaican as well as the U.S.” Lottery scamming sprang up between 1998 and 1999 when ...
    10/8/2015 - 4:51 pm | View Link
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  • Scams
    What makes adults so often the victim of scams? Learn what makes older adults more vulnerable to scams and scam artists.
    10/12/2015 - 2:01 pm | View Website
  • Fraud Against the Elderly and Vulnerable
    The Internet is a wonderful place for learning and entertainment, but like the world around us, it can pose dangers if precautions are not taken.
    10/12/2015 - 3:09 am | View Website
  • Old age
    Old age consists of ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms and terms for old people ...
    10/11/2015 - 9:26 pm | View Website
  • 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.
    10/11/2015 - 4:04 pm | View Website
  • Protecting the Elderly and Vulnerable from Financial Fraud ...
    Protecting the Elderly and Vulnerable from Financial Fraud and Exploitation ROLE OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY The financial services industry is uniquely ...
    10/11/2015 - 2:31 pm | View Website
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