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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  • Congress must fix broken immigration system - Greensburg Daily News
    ... all vulnerable populations in Indiana including low-income, underserved, immigrants, elderly ... often are victims of consumer scams, frauds ...
    12/17/2014 - 2:15 pm | View Link
  • Delivering some Christmas spirit for the over-75s - Western Gazette
    ... messages about avoiding scams, dealing with ... alone on Christmas Day, especially elderly people ... safety messages to our most vulnerable ...
    12/17/2014 - 11:37 am | View Link
  • Guest: Congress must fix immigration system - Post-Tribune
    ... our efforts to reach all vulnerable populations ... people, youths, immigrants and the elderly with ... are often victims of consumer scams, ...
    12/17/2014 - 9:58 am | View Link
  • Hundreds turn out for Christmas Triad program - Opelousas Daily World
    ... people in the community, especially the elderly. ... are also some of the most vulnerable," Vizena ... While people share information about ...
    12/17/2014 - 6:47 am | View Link
  • How China's Corrupt Are Making Macau Rich - Worldcrunch
    Today, both the young and the elderly chat in ... are no rules that protect vulnerable gamblers ... "We must be careful of scams," says the ...
    12/16/2014 - 8:56 am | View Link
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  • Police issue advice on avoiding phone scams after thieves target people across county, including Letchworth
    People are being advised to be wary about phone scams in the run up to Christmas after thieves claiming to be police offices have targeted addresses all over the county.
    12/13/2014 - 9:45 am | View Link
  • China issues guideline for senior citizens to prevent fraud
    BEIJING -- China on Wednesday issued a guideline to help elderly people avoid fraud.
    12/12/2014 - 11:02 pm | View Link
  • Stranger Danger
    ‘Tis the season of Christmas cheer and gift giving. But it’s also a time of year when online shoppers are more susceptible to fraud. Some of the most prevalent scams in the tri-area are as old as the hills.
    12/12/2014 - 6:03 pm | View Link
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    More CCTV images have been released today after a gang of thieves targeted elderly and vulnerable people across the region – including Royston.
    12/8/2014 - 9:03 am | View Link
  • What’s being done to fight elderly abuse
    Connecticut Better Business Bureau has joined the state’s battle against elderly abuse, as a member of the coordinating council of the Coalition for Elder Justice in Connecticut. “Financial victimization is abuse,” according to Connecticut Better Business Bureau Executive Communications Director, Howard Schwartz. “In many cases, elderly victims are unsure of who to contact for help. […]
    12/8/2014 - 8:47 am | View Link
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  • Funds secured to protect elderly from doorstep scamming
    “Generally, older people are more trusting and can be quite vulnerable to scams,” she said. “The SAFER Project has worked for the last two years to keep older people safe in Bradford, and I am extremely pleased that this valuable work can now expand ...
    12/18/2014 - 11:35 pm | View Link
  • BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Protecting Gwent's elderly from scammers
    In July this year, South Wales saw one of its biggest doorstep scams when four rogue traders were sentenced for conning elderly and vulnerable people out of more than £70,000. Two were jailed and two received suspended sentences after admitting conspiracy ...
    12/13/2014 - 10:37 am | View Link
  • Scammers Targeting Vulnerable Elderly
    Scams targeting the elderly come in many different forms ... that’s when they can be very susceptible and vulnerable to exploitation. Many people are uncomfortable talking about money and it’s best to be sensitive during this discussion.
    10/28/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Elderly vulnerable to phone scams by fake IRS agents
    The Edmonds Police Department warns citizens of an ongoing fraudulent scam involving persons claiming to be IRS agents. Several times in the past few weeks, elderly citizens have received phone calls from persons claiming to be IRS agents, threatening to ...
    09/12/2014 - 6:20 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 - 1:58 pm | View Link
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  • 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.
    12/21/2014 - 7:55 pm | View Website
  • 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
    12/20/2014 - 1:23 pm | View Website
  • What makes older adults vulnerable to exploitation or abuse?
    What makes older adults vulnerable to exploitation or abuse? Eun-Jin Kim Assistant Professor Department of Human Sciences Tarleton State University
    12/19/2014 - 7:07 pm | View Website
  • 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.
    12/18/2014 - 7:09 pm | View Website
  • Tina Costello
    Tina Costello of Gilbert, Arizona & her family's gypsy scams of the elderly. Con artists, fraud, sweetheart swindles & crimes of financial abuse by gypsies.
    12/18/2014 - 11:45 am | View Website
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