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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  • Grandparent Phone Scam: Oklahoma Grandmother Targeted in Telephone ... - Huffington Post
    Sadly, it targets vulnerable seniors all over the ... way to protect your elderly loved ones is to make sure that they are aware of phone scams , ...
    07/1/2016 - 7:29 am | View Link
  • ‘Pam family scams’ spawning multiple investigations, new ... - Boston Globe
    How the elderly woman came to be separated from ... deals, many of them with vulnerable partners. ... The fallout from the Pam family scams could ...
    06/30/2016 - 10:39 am | View Link
  • U.S. Attorney John H. Horn Delivers Testimony Before the U.S. Senate ... - United States Department of Justice
    ... sharing on financial scams targeting the elderly ... and 2012, the nursing facilities persistently overmedicated elderly and vulnerable ...
    06/29/2016 - 10:57 am | View Link
  • Learn to fight the financial, exploit... - Bryan County News
    ... methods predators use to victimize the elderly. ... that those perceived as most vulnerable — ... warns n4a's report, " Home Improvement ...
    06/29/2016 - 9:25 am | View Link
  • Fake RBS fraud squad scams pensioners out of £300k - Edinburgh Evening News
    They said the scams shared similar traits – including the use of RBS and the targeting of vulnerable elderly people who live alone in the...
    06/28/2016 - 2:04 pm | View Link
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  • Targeting scams that prey on the elderly and vulnerable
    Scams Awareness Month starts today (Friday July 1) and Sussex Police are highlighting how this type of fraud can cause suffering to the elderly who are often targetted. In Sussex, those over 65 are especially at risk from fraudsters. Some people are being ...
    07/1/2016 - 1:43 pm | View Link
  • Man arrested for scamming the elderly
    Abdalla said people can lose thousands of dollars through scams, and he encouraged people to not give out their money to individuals or organizations they don't know. The elderly population can be especially vulnerable to scams. "I just can't thank the ...
    06/30/2016 - 12:27 pm | View Link
  • Senator Grassley to hold hearing on exploitation of the elderly
    Criminals who prey on some of the most vulnerable Iowans are the subject of a Congressional ... They include so-called “sweetheart scams,” where isolated elderly people are pressed for money by thieves who pretend to befriend them.
    06/28/2016 - 6:18 am | View Link
  • Phone scammers callously exploiting vulnerable elderly
    These sorts of phone scams can go very far. If the lottery scheme is successful ... Hermann-Josef Borjans, a police chief from Bonn, sees old people as especially vulnerable. He explains that they can't imagine themselves as being victims of crime and ...
    06/23/2016 - 3:08 am | View Link
  • Elder Justice Task Force announced to deal with scams targeting the elderly
    But, Gleason said she was hopeful that elder abuse and scams targeting the elderly will be brought to ... “We’re all working together because we believe our most vulnerable citizens require our attention,” Techau said. The task force was announced ...
    06/20/2016 - 3:12 pm | View Link
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  • WHO | Vulnerable groups
    Children, pregnant women, elderly people, malnourished people, and people who are ill or immunocompromised, are particularly vulnerable when a disaster strikes, and ...
    06/28/2016 - 9:03 pm | View Website
  • Fraud: 6 Scams Aimed at the Elderly
    The number of senior scams is growing, with the IRS phone scam being one of the most pervasive aimed at the elderly today. Bankrate lists the most common ...
    06/28/2016 - 7:48 am | View Website
  • Scams That Target the Elderly
    Scams That Target the Elderly. By Benjamin Bruce. A few months ago I received a call from a friend at my church who was concerned that her elderly mother, Helen (not ...
    06/27/2016 - 9:32 pm | View Website
  • Elder Abuse | Arizona Attorney General
    Protecting Arizona's seniors from abuse and exploitation is an important function of the Attorney General's Office. Arizona's seniors are often vulnerable to physical ...
    06/27/2016 - 3:49 pm | View Website
  • Stories & DVDs | Think Jessica
    Here are some videos but you can also scroll down the page to read some heart-breaking stories written by relatives of victims with Jessica Scam Syndrome.
    06/27/2016 - 1:11 pm | View Website
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