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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BING NEWS:
  • Online dating scammer targeted elderly victims out of $1.1million
    Those who are looking for love are a particularly vulnerable group, likely to be more trusting than ... by properly storing their password databases - but in the more individual scams the sites act as little more than an introduction service.
    08/27/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Elderly lady conned out of £500 from scam caller
    A police spokesman said: “We’re looking into the nature of this fraud, which was clearly very upsetting for the victim. “These types of scams prey on vulnerable members of our community and we’d urge all islanders to be on their guard.”
    08/27/2014 - 12:18 am | View Link
  • 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
  • Targeting scams against the elderly
    And this makes them vulnerable to investment scams promising better returns ... quantified what’s obvious to scammers — highly depressed elderly Americans are even more vulnerable to financial fraud. In a survey conducted by the Investor Protection ...
    07/29/2014 - 12:05 pm | 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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BING SEARCH:
  • 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
    09/1/2014 - 12:51 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.
    09/1/2014 - 11:32 am | 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.
    09/1/2014 - 4:16 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 ...
    09/1/2014 - 1:45 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 ...
    09/1/2014 - 12:05 am | View Website
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