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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  • Vigilance urged on clairvoyant scams - BBC
    ... of phone call scams. "We are seeing more scams ... well." People targeted by mail scammers - sometimes the vulnerable or elderly - often ...
    05/13/2015 - 1:25 pm | View Link
  • Cane uses facial recognition to steer the blind to friends and ... - Sophos Anti Virus
    There have been multiple technologies used to protect another vulnerable demographic, the elderly, from phone scams, including the use of old...
    05/12/2015 - 9:08 am | View Link
  • More scams targeting senior citizens - Greene County Daily World
    ... and Ms. Law said many senior citizens are more vulnerable to scams than younger people because ... abuse and rob the trusting elderly people.
    05/11/2015 - 4:31 am | View Link
  • 92-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran testifies against lottery ... - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
    ... one of the most cruel and despicable scams imaginable," Cohn said. "Preying on the elderly and ... said seniors are particularly vulnerable ...
    05/8/2015 - 6:57 am | View Link
  • Help to protect elderly against scams - South Wales Evening Post
    ... has launched the free programme in a bid to protect elderly people who are naturally more vulnerable when it comes to phone scams and false...
    05/6/2015 - 2:00 pm | View Link
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  • Illinois Bill to Make Scammers Pay Victims Moves Forward
    About 20,000 people complained to the Attorney General about scams and fraud last year. But victims can only file civil cases if the scammer is convicted. Lawmakers say this new bill will protect the state's most vulnerable citizens, and give them a chance ...
    05/25/2015 - 7:25 am | View Link
  • Untouchable! Investigators suspect fraudster still targeting elderly for scams
    ‘Mass-market scams are really very nasty and cost this country between £3.5 billion and £10 billion a year,’ said Dring. ‘These can be letters, emails or phone calls, usually targeted at the elderly, the vulnerable and the lonely. ‘They can be ...
    05/23/2015 - 10:04 am | View Link
  • ‘Leeches’ — fears women are targeting vulnerable elderly men for cruel scams
    Vulnerable elderly men are being stalked in their own homes by desperate female criminals trying to scam them out of money and possessions, it has been claimed. Councillor Tom Ferguson said it was despicable that some elderly and vulnerable people can’t ...
    05/21/2015 - 11:58 pm | View Link
  • Hillingdon cyber crime project first of its kind in UK
    Police in Hillingdon have launched a series of cyber crime workshops to teach elderly and vulnerable people about internet safety ... are being taught how to protect themselves from online scams, fraudulent emails and dodgy websites.
    05/21/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Group aims to prevent economic abuse of aged, vulnerable
    Calling Southwest Florida the epicenter of economic crimes against elderly and vulnerable adults ... trying to bring us all together to share and be on the cutting edge of scams that somebody might know about in Collier County that we might need to ...
    05/18/2015 - 2:35 pm | View Link
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  • Preventing Financial Fraud and Abuse Against Older Adults ...
    The Victims Any person can become a victim of a financial scam. However, many older adults are at a higher risk for falling prey to a fraud or scam for various reasons.
    05/25/2015 - 3:42 pm | View Website
  • Financial Abuse Of The Elderly
    The Senior Forum Report pointed to a lack of knowledge regarding scams and the inability of seniors to recognize scams and make sure their financial matters are in order.
    05/25/2015 - 3:21 pm | View Website
  • Assessing Safe and Independent Living in Vulnerable Older ...
    Assessing Safe and Independent Living in Vulnerable Older Adults: Perspectives of Professionals Who Conduct Home Assessments
    05/25/2015 - 10:49 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 ...
    05/25/2015 - 2:57 am | View Website
  • The growing danger to elderly Americans
    The first signs of elder financial abuse are easy to miss -- and often, by the time you do notice a problem, it's too late
    05/25/2015 - 2:21 am | View Website
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