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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  • WARNING: Vulnerable and elderly people being targetted in scam
    A WARNING has been issued about several scams targeting the elderly and vulnerable. Police have said people are being phoned by ‘named reputable companies’ with offers that sound too good to be true. A spokesman said: “Unfortunately this is because ...
    04/25/2017 - 9:29 pm | View Link
  • The age of loneliness: Social isolation 'most common' issue for Nelson's elderly
    Loneliness and social isolation have been highlighted as the most common issues facing older people in Nelson, leaving them vulnerable to scams, health issues and self-neglect. A survey by Age Concern Nelson Tasman found that, of 120 respondents ...
    04/25/2017 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • A new breed of fraudsters, often targeting the elderly and vulnerable, aims to take victims' homes and not just their money
    Foreclosure "rescue" scams that have stolen thousands of dollars from individual homeowners in the years since the housing collapse have been pushed by savvy perpetrators to their limit. They use lies to convince the desperate to sign over their title ...
    04/22/2017 - 8:53 am | View Link
  • Be aware of the subtle scams targeting the elderly
    There is a lot of attention given to the numerous types of scams targeting the elderly – phone scams ... protection rights geared toward the elderly since they are extremely vulnerable. My mother has lived in the local area for approximately 45 years.
    04/21/2017 - 9:20 am | View Link
  • Warning after quick-thinking bank manager thwarted scam involving elderly customer
    “We would encourage family members, friends and neighbours of anyone who may be vulnerable to scams to discuss this with them. “Our trading standards service is signed up to a national project to highlight the problem of doorstep crime such as this as ...
    04/21/2017 - 4:34 am | View Link
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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 ...
    04/25/2017 - 11:45 am | View Website
  • Tina Costello
    Tina Costello of Gilbert, Arizona & her family's gypsy scams of the elderly. Con artists, fraud, sweetheart swindles & crimes of financial abuse by gypsies.
    04/24/2017 - 2:38 pm | View Website
  • Old age
    Old age refers to ages nearing or surpassing the life expectancy of human beings, and is thus the end of the human life cycle. In October 2016, a highly publicized ...
    04/22/2017 - 3:45 pm | View Website
  • Learn the Truth About Scams
    Marketplace Scams Affect One in Four Households Annually The estimated loss to individuals and families is $50 billion each year, yet most consumers believe it can ...
    04/22/2017 - 3:16 pm | View Website
    Financial Abuse. Elder financial abuse spans a broad spectrum of conduct, including: Taking money or property; Forging an older person's signature
    04/22/2017 - 10:16 am | View Website
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