Trading standards cuts 'risk safety' - BBC ... area of consumer safety, protecting people from scams, internet crime, rogue traders, people who prey on the elderly and vulnerable in our... 04/16/2014 - 10:58 am | View Link
Baby boomers have what identity thieves want - Boston Globe ... seniors are still vulnerable to old-fashioned scams using the phones and mail that take ... 58-year-old Quincy resident, saw his elderly aunt ... 04/12/2014 - 12:43 pm | View Link
Keeping tabs on the county's con artists - Oxford Times ... received a warning ROGUE traders conned the county’s elderly and vulnerable more times last ... One of the scams is “gravel dropping” ... 04/11/2014 - 1:16 pm | View Link
Courier scam warning - Professional Security As with many of these scams, offenders often target vulnerable or elderly people. If you have an elderly relative or neighbour you can help by... 04/9/2014 - 11:10 am | View Link
As Tax Filing Deadline Nears, Attorney General Holder Calls Stolen ... - TMC Net As Tax Filing Deadline Nears, Attorney General Holder Calls Stolen ... - TMC Net 04/8/2014 - 4:50 am | View Link
More than 100 incidents reported as scam targets elderly and vulnerable in Hertfordshire There have been more than 100 reports of phone scams in Hertfordshire this month – mainly targeting the elderly and vulnerable. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Police have reissued a warning to members of the public today ... 03/21/2014 - 5:25 am | View Link
Elderly more vulnerable to sophisticated scams VANCOUVER, Wash. – Jerry Pugh keeps all of his wire transfer and MoneyGram receipts rubber-banded together in a cardboard box labeled “stupid.” The 74-year-old Woodland resident has lost more than $50,000 over the last year sending off money to the ... 11/30/2013 - 6:49 pm | View Link
Poll: Elderly more vulnerable to investment scams NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- About nine out of every 10 doctors and nurses believe cognitive impairment makes the elderly more vulnerable to investment scams, according to a survey released Wednesday by the non-profit Investor Protection Trust, or IPT. 06/12/2013 - 7:40 am | View Link
Why are elderly more vulnerable to scams? Brain changes Lidia Coito, 90, says she had no reason not to trust Rita Wynegar, her great-niece. When Wynegar told her in 2006 that the company managing Coito’s money was overcharging, Coito fell for it, and gave Wynegar control of her finances, which her husband had ... 12/23/2012 - 4:02 pm | View Link
Why are elderly more vulnerable to scams? Brain changes Lidia Coito, 90, says she had no reason not to trust Rita Wynegar, her great-niece. When Wynegar told her in 2006 that the company managing Coito's money was overcharging, Coito fell for it, and gave Wynegar control of her finances, which her husband had ... 12/6/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
Elderly targeted for real estate fraud Elderly people are often looking for ways to increase their net worth, or pay for assisted living or nursing homes. Selling their most valueable asset - the home ... 04/16/2014 - 10:01 pm | View Website
What makes older adults vulnerable to exploitation or abuse? What makes older adults vulnerable to exploitation or abuse? Eun-Jin Kim Assistant Professor Department of Human Sciences Tarleton State University 04/16/2014 - 11:24 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. 04/16/2014 - 5:26 am | View Website
Senior Consumer Complaints: Fraud Against the Elderly ... Each year, thousands and even millions of senior citizens find that they have become victims of various types of fraud. In the best scenarios, they ... 04/15/2014 - 10:53 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 04/15/2014 - 9:05 pm | View Website
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It was another lackluster season for the Kings (28-53), who matched their win total from last year and failed to make the playoffs for an eighth straight season.
Phoenix Suns guard P. J. Tucker, left, shoots over Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
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Washington PostGiants edge Dodgers with another one-run victorySan Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO -- After the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers played past midnight in the series opener, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen made a declaration. "It's going to be us and them the whole year," Jansen said of the National League West race.
Texas town recovering year after fertilizer plant blast that killed 15, but long road U. S. News & World ReportIn this April 9, 2014 photo Holly Harris holds a plaque honoring her husband, Dallas Fire-Rescue Capt. Kenneth Luckey Harris, in her home outside West, Texas, on Tuesday, April 9, 2014.