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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  • Experts: Scams targeting the elderly a growing trend
    “It ranges from very sophisticated financial scams … right down to just small scams people ... Puzan suggests the elderly can become vulnerable for a variety of factors, including dementia or failing memory, social isolation, or poor physical health.
    07/19/2016 - 4:00 am | View Link
  • Police urge residents to be vigilant after elderly East Cambs man scammed by more than £1,000
    An elderly man has been defrauded of over £1,000 – sparking a fresh warning for residents to be vigilant against potential scams. East Cambs police are investigating the incident and are urging people – mainly the elderly and/or vulnerable – to be ...
    07/18/2016 - 3:31 am | View Link
  • Elderly woman neglects, scams friend
    Medeiros said her aunt suffers from dementia... Becoming vulnerable while the two friends lived together, first in California and then in Papillion. “I'm sure my aunt was abuse for physically for years by this woman because she has no way to make a memory.
    07/15/2016 - 8:56 am | View Link
  • Shameful conmen target elderly and vulnerable people in Dumbarton
    We were given a list of 30-odd names of those who were known to have responded to mailing scams. “We were then able to contact and offer advice to them. We also worked with the social work department to make sure vulnerable people in their network were ...
    07/13/2016 - 1:48 am | View Link
  • Targeting scams that prey on the elderly and vulnerable
    Scams Awareness Month starts today (Friday July 1) and Sussex Police are highlighting how this type of fraud can cause suffering to the elderly who are often targetted. In Sussex, those over 65 are especially at risk from fraudsters. Some people are being ...
    06/30/2016 - 8:00 pm | View Link
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  • Scams and older people
    In this guide we explain common phone scams, postal scams, doorstep scams and online scams and give advice on how to protect yourself against them.
    07/19/2016 - 1:04 am | View Website
  • Senior Abuse | Arizona Attorney General
    Elder Abuse Information and Training Guide; Medicaid Fraud; Victim Services; Types of Abuse: Physical: Any injury or physical condition that impairs health or welfare.
    07/18/2016 - 11:45 pm | View Website
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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 ...
    07/18/2016 - 6:52 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 ...
    07/18/2016 - 5:08 am | View Website
  • Tina Costello – Gypsy Scams, Fraud & Elderly Sweetheart ...
    Tina Costello of Gilbert, Arizona & her family's gypsy scams of the elderly. Con artists, fraud, sweetheart swindles & crimes of financial abuse by gypsies.
    07/18/2016 - 3:21 am | View Website
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