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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  • Fraudsters dupe Montrose OAPs out of £40,000 - Evening Telegraph
    ... are urging people to be aware of telephone calls of this nature and to ensure elderly or vulnerable family and friends are aware of such scams.
    08/22/2014 - 9:50 am | View Link
  • Phone scams plague vulnerable seniors - Marquette Mining Journal
    MARQUETTE - Upper Peninsula residents, especially the elderly, are being targeted lately in a slew of phone scams in which callers claim to represent ...
    08/21/2014 - 12:02 pm | View Link
  • Governor Cuomo dispatches state's consumer protection unit to help ... - Springville Journal
    Older individuals are the most vulnerable populations to scams, and it is estimated that ... “Scams that target and defraud elderly individuals
    08/20/2014 - 1:18 pm | View Link
  • Taking aim at scams on seniors - Buffalo News
    And this makes them vulnerable to investment scams promising better returns. ... that highly depressed elderly Americans are even more vulnerable ...
    08/20/2014 - 12:54 pm | View Link
  • States take action to curb elder abuse, fraud - Quincy Herald-Whig
    ... at least 28 states introduced bills this year to combat financial scams and the criminals who target the elderly or vulnerable adults.
    08/20/2014 - 12:06 pm | View Link
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  • Woman issues warning over Euromillions scam
    CON ARTISTS sent a letter to a woman in her sixties telling her she had won the Euromillions lottery in a bid to get their hands on her cash.
    06/14/2014 - 9:32 pm | View Link
  • Bankers work to protect seniors from financial schemes
    Hawaii’s seniors may be more vulnerable than others when it comes to financial schemes. “The elderly are often targeted for scams because th…
    06/12/2014 - 9:47 pm | View Link
  • Police warn shoppers to beware of courier fraud
    SHOPPERS were warned about fraudsters targeting the vulnerable and elderly at an awareness event this week.
    06/7/2014 - 2:45 am | View Link
  • Conmen who duped 1,000 investors jailed in Britain
    Two men who tricked hundreds of UK investors into buying inflated or worthless shares in a 70 million-pound "boiler-room" scam were sentenced to a total of almost 16 years in jail on Friday. Jeffrey Revell-Reade, a 49-year-old Australian, and 58-year-old Anthony May were convicted of conspiracy to defraud by a London court on Wednesday in connection with the Madrid-based scam that duped at least ...
    06/6/2014 - 1:37 pm | View Link
  • Britain convicts Madrid-based boiler room conmen
    Two men who tricked hundreds of British investors into buying inflated or worthless shares in a 70 million-pound ($120 million) "boiler-room" scam were convicted in a London court on Wednesday. Boiler room scams are typically unregulated overseas-based telephone sales operations, often run from cramped conditions, that tend to target elderly or vulnerable victims and bully them into buying fake ...
    06/4/2014 - 1:32 pm | View Link
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  • Elderly men reportedly victimized by scammers posing as auto detailers
    The Salinas Police Department is investigating a pair of recently reported scams by men pretending to be automobile detailers who preyed on vulnerable, elderly victims, police reported. In one case, two men followed an elderly man to his home after the man ...
    08/19/2014 - 5:32 pm | View Link
  • Courier scam of elderly across Gloucestershire, Bristol and Somerset sees three arrests in London
    There are two scams in operation, both involving criminals posing as ... relatives and friends of the elderly and vulnerable – please share this advice and if concerned, ask questions. “We want taxi company owners and drivers to be vigilant, especially ...
    08/17/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Targeting scams against the elderly
    And this makes them vulnerable to investment scams promising better returns. I'm always saddened by the stories of people who have been swindled. But there's something even more despicable when scammers go after senior citizens, who don't have as much time ...
    08/8/2014 - 9:48 pm | 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 - 10:06 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.
    04/23/2014 - 10:05 pm | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    08/22/2014 - 1:24 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.
    08/22/2014 - 10:33 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.
    08/21/2014 - 9:40 pm | View Website
  • 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.
    08/21/2014 - 8:07 pm | View Website
  • Senior Scams Index
    Senior Scams Table of Contents Index of Telemarketing Fraud Examples Targeting Elderly Vulnerable Victims.
    08/20/2014 - 11:28 pm | View Website
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