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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  • Phone scammers who conned Erdington pensioner, 89, sentenced - Sutton Coldfield Observer
    READ MORE: Elderly woman in Erdington duped out ... "They targeted older, more vulnerable residents ... long jail terms…anyone involved in ...
    05/28/2016 - 8:56 am | View Link
  • Class helps build support system for North Jersey seniors - North Jersey.com
    ... abuse, increasing awareness of elder scams and ... check in on elderly residents living in high-rise buildings, who are especially vulnerable ...
    05/28/2016 - 5:55 am | View Link
  • Opinion: Fraud season never ends - Parksville Qualicum News
    Unscrupulous individuals are preying on the elderly and vulnerable with stories of stiff fines ... we care about from falling victim to these ...
    05/27/2016 - 2:29 pm | View Link
  • Now it's easier to opt out of nuisance calls - AOL UK
    Mobile phone users can now text to stop nuisance calls - ITV.com
    05/27/2016 - 7:47 am | View Link
  • Winsett: What you should watch for to avoid scams targeted at the ... - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    How scams in Singapore are starting to leverage on the Internet - Asiaone
    05/26/2016 - 12:46 pm | View Link
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  • Police issue warning after cold caller steals cash from elderly woman in Kestrel Way, Clacton
    "We would also ask people to keep an eye out for any of their neighbours who they think could be more vulnerable to these scams.” Anyone with information should call Clacton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
    05/29/2016 - 4:48 pm | View Link
  • Winsett: What you should watch for to avoid scams targeted at the elderly
    They may be reluctant to report fraud because they don't want their own family members to think that they are vulnerable due to diminished mental capacity. 2) What are the most common elder scams? Grandparent scam — A scammer poses as a grandchild in a ...
    05/26/2016 - 5:15 pm | View Link
  • More southern elderly getting scammed, Age Concern says
    Elderly man hunted over scams involving elderly women * Two arrested in ... "They get into the house and you can't get them out ... they are preying on vulnerable people." "Nine times out of 10 the ones that come to us [with concerns] have signed ...
    05/21/2016 - 10:51 pm | View Link
  • Why the elderly are prey for scammers and how to protect them
    They may be reluctant to report the fraud because they don’t want their own family members to think that they are vulnerable due to diminished mental capacity. Here are some of the more common scams on seniors, though there are many more not listed here ...
    05/20/2016 - 9:33 am | View Link
  • Paignton rogue traders admit conning elderly residents in driveway scams
    the court heard how over a 13 month period between November 2012 and December 2013, the pair cold called properties across the county and pressured their vulnerable victims in to driveway repair and resurfacing work. Trading as Unique Drives & Coatings ...
    05/19/2016 - 4:24 am | View Link
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  • 8 costly scams that target senior citizens
    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 ...
    05/26/2016 - 2:32 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 ...
    05/26/2016 - 12:45 pm | View Website
  • Elder Abuse | Arizona Attorney General
    Protecting Arizona's seniors from abuse and exploitation is an important function of the Attorney General's Office. Arizona's seniors are often vulnerable to physical ...
    05/26/2016 - 6:47 am | View Website
  • Census Scams and ‘Grandparent Scams’
    Two phone scams of a type that might be new to you: fake surveys asking dangerous questions, and a Londoning scam that seems to target seniors.
    05/26/2016 - 2:51 am | View Website
  • Top 10 Senior Financial Scams | NCOA
    Learn about the 10 most common financial scams targeting seniors, including medicare & phone scams, and how to protect yourself from financial exploitation.
    05/25/2016 - 3:45 pm | View Website
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