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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  • Scammed: WA’s high rate of being conned - Adelaide Now
    Scammed: WA’s high rate of being conned - Daily Telegraph Australia
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  • Types of Nursing Home Abuse - Findlaw Corporate Counsel
    ... among us are vulnerable and exposed to abuse more than most other populations . But elderly ... commonly the targets of cons and scams, or even
    04/29/2016 - 3:31 pm | View Link
  • Military Phone Scams: Phone Fraud and Identity Theft a Growing Issue ... - Huffington Post
    Phone scammers usually try to target vulnerable groups of people, such as the elderly or immigrants ... personnel being used in romance scams . Con
    04/29/2016 - 1:05 pm | View Link
  • Fraudsters con Dorset's elderly out of more than £1m - ITV.com
    Elderly and vulnerable people in Dorset have been conned out of more than a million pounds in two ... has been the target of phone scams because of ...
    04/28/2016 - 12:21 pm | View Link
  • AARP trains seniors to fight fraud - Portland Tribune
    ... need to make sure we’re armed against scams and ... in their dealings with vulnerable seniors. ... theft website is now available.” The ...
    04/28/2016 - 5:03 am | View Link
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  • If UK banks are going to keep closing branches they must overhaul services for the elderly, leading charity demands
    Good service such as listening carefully, speaking clearly and showing sensitivity to vulnerable people was at the top of Age ... lack of computer skills and access to training, fears about scams, physical disabilities and cognitive decline which makes ...
    04/29/2016 - 11:26 pm | View Link
  • Fraudsters con Dorset's elderly out of more than £1m
    Elderly and vulnerable people in Dorset have been conned out of more ... Dorset has been the target of phone scams because of a high population of older people, with criminals pretending to be bank workers or even police officers. The average age of ...
    04/29/2016 - 12:24 am | View Link
  • New law aims to reduce scams aimed at elderly, handicapped
    New scams pop up every day, and more of them seem to be preying on the elderly and the handicapped Now there is a new law that would try to prevent vulnerable adults from being taken advantage of by allowing financial planners, or brokers, to notify ...
    04/18/2016 - 2:01 pm | View Link
  • Fraudsters rip off $5m from elderly victims using telephone scam
    "I didn't think I was someone who would be vulnerable to scams. I thought I was reasonably alert to this sort of thing. It just shows how wrong I was." Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of the victims.
    04/4/2016 - 11:02 pm | View Link
  • Sen. Susan Collins says elderly Mainers particularly vulnerable to scams
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, who chairs the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging, has heard countless stories about scammers targeting seniors. Just this week, she said some even tried to target her 88-year-old mother. “She was prepared … but I worry ...
    02/17/2016 - 8:58 am | View Link
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  • StopFraud.gov
    Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation Resources | Websites | For Professionals. ... Protecting the Elderly and Vulnerable from Financial Fraud and Exploitation .
    04/29/2016 - 9:35 am | 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 ...
    04/28/2016 - 9:25 pm | View Website
  • Fraud Tips for Seniors
    Fraud Target: Senior Citizens. The FBI’s Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect yourself and your family from fraud.
    04/27/2016 - 11:18 am | View Website
  • The Elderly and Scams
    The Elderly and Scams. The elderly are often the targets of scams because they are trusting and vulnerable. Remodeling and financial scams are common.
    04/26/2016 - 5:14 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.
    04/26/2016 - 3:26 am | View Website
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