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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    ... alternatives help those who are vulnerable to disenfranchisement, such as the elderly, and ... gates” to voter fraud and absentee ballot ...
    10/27/2014 - 10:18 am | View Link
  • Why Smart People Fall For Investment Scams - Business Insider
    ... firsthand working with AARP investigating phone scams of the elderly. "They get burned and are so ashamed that they become vulnerable to the...
    10/23/2014 - 10:34 am | View Link
  • Five Frightening New Scams Targeting Seniors - PRWeb
    ... she’s likely to be more vulnerable, confused ... About True Link True Link protects elderly and cognitively impaired people from scams, ...
    10/22/2014 - 9:08 am | View Link
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    ... very difficult to persuade vulnerable, often elderly, individuals that letters telling them they have won large sums of money are scams." How...
    10/20/2014 - 7:54 am | View Link
  • Scams pose as Ebola-related charities - MSNBC
    Several chapters have also reported telephone scams with ... After Hurricane Sandy, officials warned that elderly people could become vulnerable to
    10/18/2014 - 3:30 pm | View Link
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  • Elderly Falkirk woman a victim of two-year-long scam
    Now police are appealing for help in tracing the suspect – and urging neighbours to keep a watchful eye on elderly and vulnerable members of the community ... A spokesperson for Age Scotland said: “Scams can come in many forms, from rogue traders ...
    10/23/2014 - 11:21 am | View Link
  • BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Protecting Gwent's elderly from scammers
    In July this year, South Wales saw one of its biggest doorstep scams when four rogue traders were sentenced for conning elderly and vulnerable people out of more than £70,000. Two were jailed and two received suspended sentences after admitting conspiracy ...
    10/21/2014 - 8:16 am | View Link
  • Montgomery County has new unit to fight elderly abuse
    A brochure warns of scams against the elderly. (NewsChannel 8 photo) It's an effort being spearheaded by the State's Attorney's Office called Crimes Against Seniors and Vulnerable Adults. The unit is targeting crimes such as financial exploitation ...
    10/20/2014 - 6:24 pm | View Link
  • Six youths jailed for phone scams which targeted elderly and vulnerable in Herts
    SIX fraudsters who persuaded elderly and vulnerable residents in Hertfordshire and four other counties to part with their bank cards and PINs have been jailed. The six - all aged 18 or 19 and from north London - were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court ...
    10/16/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Editorial: Protect elderly from scams
    As we reported yesterday, the man's story was told at a public meeting in Ngongotaha this week held to discuss recent scams targeting residents ... but surely more could be done to protect the elderly, vulnerable and overly generous.
    10/15/2014 - 1:19 pm | View Link
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  • How to prevent elderly from becoming scam victims ...
    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.
    10/27/2014 - 7:44 pm | 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.
    10/27/2014 - 5:28 pm | View Website
  • Fraud: Scams Aimed At The Elderly | Bankrate.com
    Elderly victims of fraud are scammed out of some $2.6 billion a year. Bankrate lists the most popular current rip-offs and how to prevent them.
    10/27/2014 - 1:25 pm | View Website
  • Scams
    What makes adults so often the victim of scams? Learn what makes older adults more vulnerable to scams and scam artists.
    10/27/2014 - 3:45 am | View Website
  • Protecting the Elderly and Vulnerable from Financial Fraud ...
    Protecting the Elderly and Vulnerable from Financial Fraud and Exploitation Financial exploitation can be devastating to the victim. Research has shown that elders ...
    10/26/2014 - 6:41 pm | View Website
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