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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ASK NEWS:
  • Trading standards cuts 'risk safety' - BBC
    ... area of consumer safety, protecting people from scams, internet crime, rogue traders, people who prey on the elderly and vulnerable in our...
    04/16/2014 - 10:58 am | View Link
  • Baby boomers have what identity thieves want - Boston Globe
    ... seniors are still vulnerable to old-fashioned scams using the phones and mail that take ... 58-year-old Quincy resident, saw his elderly aunt ...
    04/12/2014 - 12:43 pm | View Link
  • Keeping tabs on the county's con artists - Oxford Times
    ... received a warning ROGUE traders conned the county’s elderly and vulnerable more times last ... One of the scams is “gravel dropping” ...
    04/11/2014 - 1:16 pm | View Link
  • Courier scam warning - Professional Security
    As with many of these scams, offenders often target vulnerable or elderly people. If you have an elderly relative or neighbour you can help by...
    04/9/2014 - 11:10 am | View Link
  • As Tax Filing Deadline Nears, Attorney General Holder Calls Stolen ... - TMC Net
    As Tax Filing Deadline Nears, Attorney General Holder Calls Stolen ... - TMC Net
    04/8/2014 - 4:50 am | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • More than 100 incidents reported as scam targets elderly and vulnerable in Hertfordshire
    There have been more than 100 reports of phone scams in Hertfordshire this month – mainly targeting the elderly and vulnerable. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Police have reissued a warning to members of the public today ...
    03/21/2014 - 5:25 am | View Link
  • Elderly more vulnerable to sophisticated scams
    VANCOUVER, Wash. – Jerry Pugh keeps all of his wire transfer and MoneyGram receipts rubber-banded together in a cardboard box labeled “stupid.” The 74-year-old Woodland resident has lost more than $50,000 over the last year sending off money to the ...
    11/30/2013 - 6:49 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 - 7:40 am | View Link
  • Why are elderly more vulnerable to scams? Brain changes
    Lidia Coito, 90, says she had no reason not to trust Rita Wynegar, her great-niece. When Wynegar told her in 2006 that the company managing Coito’s money was overcharging, Coito fell for it, and gave Wynegar control of her finances, which her husband had ...
    12/23/2012 - 4:02 pm | View Link
  • Why are elderly more vulnerable to scams? Brain changes
    Lidia Coito, 90, says she had no reason not to trust Rita Wynegar, her great-niece. When Wynegar told her in 2006 that the company managing Coito's money was overcharging, Coito fell for it, and gave Wynegar control of her finances, which her husband had ...
    12/6/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • Elderly targeted for real estate fraud
    Elderly people are often looking for ways to increase their net worth, or pay for assisted living or nursing homes. Selling their most valueable asset - the home ...
    04/16/2014 - 10:01 pm | View Website
  • What makes older adults vulnerable to exploitation or abuse?
    What makes older adults vulnerable to exploitation or abuse? Eun-Jin Kim Assistant Professor Department of Human Sciences Tarleton State University
    04/16/2014 - 11:24 am | View Website
  • 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.
    04/16/2014 - 5:26 am | View Website
  • Senior Consumer Complaints: Fraud Against the Elderly ...
    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 ...
    04/15/2014 - 10:53 pm | View Website
  • Financial Fraud Research Center
    Financial Fraud and Fraud Susceptibility in the United States Research Report from a 2012 National Survey Read more Consumer Fraud in the United States
    04/15/2014 - 9:05 pm | View Website
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