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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  • Call for vigilance over fraud against elderly
    According to Mr Clarke, of the Bermuda Police Service’s Serious Crime Unit and Vulnerable Persons Unit ... signatory rights to accounts — they are seldom strangers”. Online scams and mail frauds also fall into the category of financial exploitation.
    06/23/2017 - 2:28 am | View Link
  • Organisations team up at County Hall to offer advice to the elderly
    “Financial abuse and scams can make someone who is independent feel, and then become, less confident and more vulnerable.” In 2016/17 the safeguarding team confirmed 59 cases of financial abuse in Wiltshire, 39 of which took place in the victim’s own ...
    06/20/2017 - 9:08 pm | View Link
  • Older people scammed for twice as much as younger victims
    The charity is calling for more awareness of scams, an increase in the protection afforded to vulnerable people, and an improvement to the support offered to victims of scams. There are number of top tips to help avoid being scammed: Age Cymru say only a ...
    06/20/2017 - 12:47 am | View Link
  • We must repeat the message: fraud on our elderly is not acceptable
    As people live longer, they may also become increasingly vulnerable, particularly to fraud ... it was first established two years ago and they found that nuisance calls and scams was the number one crime concern for older people in Sussex.
    06/15/2017 - 11:43 am | View Link
  • Feds point fingers as 'debt relief' companies prey on students
    Fraudulent "debt relief" companies are preying on the most vulnerable of the 44 million people with student ... Department for enabling what they identify as the root cause of the scams — bad practices of loan-servicing companies such as Navient.
    06/14/2017 - 12:36 pm | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    06/18/2017 - 11:46 am | View Website
  • Scams
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    06/17/2017 - 5:16 pm | View Website
  • 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 ...
    06/12/2017 - 11:13 pm | View Website
  • Why aren't crooked care workers who defraud the elderly ...
    Why aren't crooked care workers who defraud the elderly and vulnerable jailed? Judge says carer was guilty of a gross breach of trust - but gives suspended sentence
    05/10/2017 - 8:10 pm | View Website
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