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 con victims out of £138,000 - West Briton
    The poster warning people about the scam Comments (0) POLICE are warning elderly and vulnerable people about a recent spate of phone scams which has ...
    11/21/2014 - 8:58 am | View Link
  • The ‘Clairvoyance by Mail’ Scam - Daily Beast
    Meet the psychics preying on the elderly with a mail-order moneymaking gig ... own, many of them “elderly and in a vulnerable financial condition
    11/21/2014 - 6:02 am | View Link
  • Scammers target elderly in Fox Valley - Naperville Sun
    ... searching for society’s most vulnerable victims ... for people who have fallen victim to fraud, identity theft, and scams, many of whom are ...
    11/15/2014 - 12:00 pm | View Link
  • When Is Fortune-Telling a Crime? - Yahoo! Finance
    When Is Fortune-Telling a Crime? - Atlantic Monthly
    11/14/2014 - 5:33 am | View Link
  • Warning for Wairarapa elderly - New Zealand Herald
    Editor’s note - Parksville Qualicum News
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  • Debt Collectors Target the Elderly
    Similarly, older consumers with memory loss or other cognitive impairments are particularly vulnerable to harassment and scams. While some creditors may collect their own debts, others hire third-party debt collectors. To make matters even more complicated ...
    11/23/2014 - 3:51 pm | View Link
  • Fraud cases against elderly discussed at BBB awards ceremony
    The most vulnerable victims also have lost a loved one recently ... photocopied and returned for the purpose of obtaining personal and bank information. “There are all sorts of scams,” Shedd said. She said she has trained tellers at First Financial ...
    11/20/2014 - 5:29 pm | View Link
  • Law Enforcement Collaborating to Protect Elderly from Scams & Fraud
    The Virginia TRIAD program focuses on reducing crimes against our most vulnerable citizens, our seniors. With police currently investigating three separate phone scams, the TRIAD becomes very important to strengthening the communication between law ...
    11/16/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Scam warning for elderly
    Elderly people living alone were especially vulnerable, she said ... Innovation and Employment said seniors were more likely to fall prey to these types of scams. "We advise people to discard of the mail and not respond. The scam usually tells you ...
    11/13/2014 - 1:09 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 ...
    11/10/2014 - 10:14 pm | View Link
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  • Senior Scams Index
    Senior Scams Table of Contents Index of Telemarketing Fraud Examples Targeting Elderly Vulnerable Victims.
    11/23/2014 - 1:44 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.
    11/23/2014 - 1:23 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.
    11/23/2014 - 12:33 am | 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
    11/21/2014 - 9:49 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
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