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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  • Protecting Elderly Clients From Financial Scams
    Most live alone and require some level of assistance, according to NAPSA. Isolated seniors with few family members or friends are particularly vulnerable to targeting by strangers, but in fact the majority of reports to Adult Protective Services are of ...
    10/25/2016 - 7:01 am | View Link
  • Scam letters 'too good to be true' police warn after elderly victim is conned out of hundreds of pounds
    The National Trading Standards scams team has also been informed and are working to ... particularly with your elderly or more vulnerable friends or neighbours.” Sgt Mark Rabel, from Cambridgeshire police, added: “If you have not been to, for example ...
    10/23/2016 - 5:07 am | View Link
  • Elderly and vulnerable targeted in lottery scam
    Leicestershire Police are investigating a number of lottery scams Credit: Leicestershire Police Leicestershire ... In some cases the victims are elderly or vulnerable and as much as £50,000 in cash and jewellery has been handed over to the suspects.
    10/21/2016 - 4:52 am | View Link
  • New BBB study says young adults, not elderly, most vulnerable to scams
    Stereotypes have been shattered in a new Better Business Bureau report on scams and it’s surprising about who is really the most vulnerable. The study was completed with input from more than 2,000 adults in the U.S. and Canada, asking them about their ...
    07/29/2016 - 10:53 am | View Link
  • Targeting scams that prey on the elderly and vulnerable
    Scams Awareness Month starts today (Friday July 1) and Sussex Police are highlighting how this type of fraud can cause suffering to the elderly who are often targetted. In Sussex, those over 65 are especially at risk from fraudsters. Some people are being ...
    06/30/2016 - 8:00 pm | View Link
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  • Elderly and vulnerable targeted in lottery scam | Central ...
    Read the latest Central stories, Elderly and vulnerable targeted in lottery scam on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Central news
    10/21/2016 - 7:48 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
    10/20/2016 - 7:52 pm | View Website
  • Top 10 Senior Financial Scams | NCOA
    Learn about the 10 most common financial scams targeting seniors, including medicare & phone scams, and how to protect yourself from financial exploitation.
    10/18/2016 - 1:32 am | View Website
  • The Elderly and Scams
    The Elderly and Scams. The elderly are often the targets of scams because they are trusting and vulnerable. Remodeling and financial scams are common.
    10/17/2016 - 5:32 pm | View Website
  • Fraud: 6 Scams Aimed at the Elderly
    The number of senior scams is growing, with the IRS phone scam being one of the most pervasive aimed at the elderly today. Bankrate lists the most common ...
    03/8/2016 - 6:55 pm | View Website
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