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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  • Digital age yields new ways to target elderly - Watauga Democrat
    While the number of reports of scams targeting the elderly has remained unchanged in Watauga ... when they are at their most vulnerable state.
    09/15/2014 - 7:53 am | View Link
  • Exploitation of elderly woman by a ‘friend’ is another chapter ... - KansasCity.com
    The scams have a vast range: greedy children and ... is being placed on what makes certain individuals vulnerable. As a group, the elderly tend to
    09/13/2014 - 7:42 am | View Link
  • Gonzalez: Beware surge in Green Dot MoneyPak scams, fraudulent Con ... - New York Daily News
    ... victim in the epidemic of phone scams that has ... fraud just in 2011. “They’re targeting our most vulnerable communities, our elderly and ...
    09/11/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Scam alert: Don’t let this happen to you - Catholic Spirit, Diocese of St Paul
    ... devastating to the victims and can leave them more vulnerable and with little ... Tags: Elderly scams , FTC , Scams Category : Retirement ...
    09/10/2014 - 10:36 am | View Link
  • Council to get junk mail fraud cash - BBC
    ... a series of international scams, getting people ... These included persuading elderly people to ... of Devon Road, preyed on the "vulnerable, ...
    09/10/2014 - 6:42 am | View Link
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  • New scheme is launched to protect the elderly and vulnerable from scams
    A pioneering East Sussex-based anti-scams team is joining forces with the postal service in a new initiative to combat mail fraud. The National Trading Standards Scams Team, hosted by East Sussex Trading Standards, has teamed up with Royal Mail to crack ...
    09/14/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Elderly vulnerable to phone scams by fake IRS agents
    The Edmonds Police Department warns citizens of an ongoing fraudulent scam involving persons claiming to be IRS agents. Several times in the past few weeks, elderly citizens have received phone calls from persons claiming to be IRS agents, threatening to ...
    09/12/2014 - 10:14 am | View Link
  • Financial Fraud: The Top 4 Scams Against The Elderly
    Educate Your Elderly Parents or Grandparents About These 4 Commonly Perpetrated Scams 1. The Home Repair Scam The Repair Scam can occur both on and offline.Due to loneliness or diminished capacity, the elderly are particularly vulnerable because most ...
    09/9/2014 - 4:50 am | View Link
  • Email Scammers Preying on Hawaii's Elderly and Vulnerable Residents
    “The elderly tend to be more trusting and more vulnerable to these scams. Friends and family members can help to protect our kupuna by helping them to be aware of these scams and being alert to money transfers made by them,” said Attorney General Loui
    05/20/2014 - 10:36 am | View Link
  • Six men arrested on suspicion of phone scams targeting elderly and vulnerable
    Police have previously warned people about the scams in the Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Surrey where criminals would phone mainly elderly and vulnerable people and then ask for information they could use to gain valuable items and money.
    04/24/2014 - 12:40 am | View Link
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  • Fraud: Scams Aimed At The Elderly | Bankrate.com
    Elderly victims of fraud are scammed out of some $2.6 billion a year. Bankrate lists the most popular current rip-offs and how to prevent them.
    09/18/2014 - 9:49 pm | 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.
    09/18/2014 - 4:49 pm | View Website
  • Scams
    What makes adults so often the victim of scams? Learn what makes older adults more vulnerable to scams and scam artists.
    09/18/2014 - 1:50 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
    09/18/2014 - 10:15 am | View Website
  • Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors
    Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have ...
    09/18/2014 - 6:33 am | View Website
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