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 are also more vulnerable to fraud or to financial exploitation ... The older brain seems more susceptible to “too good to be true” scams, from lotteries to dating schemes. According to the “Scams Team” at Britain’s National Trading Standards ...
    02/25/2017 - 8:44 pm | View Link
  • Caretaker accused of embezzling thousands from elderly Ann Arbor woman
    Local police agencies are reporting a rise in scams involving senior citizens ... one of the conditions of her release after being charged with embezzlement of a vulnerable adult between $50,000 and $100,000, and larceny of more than $20,000.
    02/24/2017 - 2:35 pm | View Link
  • Three Charged With Scamming Elderly In Montgomery County Case
    Ryan Butler and Frazier pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to exploit money from vulnerable adults ... Police offer these tips for residents to avoid scams: Be cautious of door-to-door solicitors who state that they have extra materials or ...
    02/24/2017 - 9:25 am | View Link
  • Scammers pretending to be 'tax man' to con elderly people in West Dunbartonshire
    Scammers pretending to be the tax man are targeting vulnerable elderly people in West Dunbartonshire ... money and it is so important that everyone is aware of the dangers these scams can pose. “HMRC will never use texts or ask you to pay a tax rebate ...
    02/24/2017 - 3:40 am | View Link
  • £3k boost to help prevent elderly becoming crime victims
    A Yorkshire charity has been awarded £3,800 from the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner to help prevent vulnerable older people becoming ... are at high risk of becoming the victim of scams, burglaries, and muggings, as well as distraction ...
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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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    Protecting elderly & vulnerable people from scams which come through the postal system and criminals who contact them by telephone. The National Trading Standards ...
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    Financial Abuse. Elder financial abuse spans a broad spectrum of conduct, including: Taking money or property; Forging an older person's signature
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  • Advice for older Australians | Scamwatch
    Scams target people of all ages and backgrounds, however, some scams are more likely to target older demographics.
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