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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  • Editorial: Scam city - Virginia Gazette
    ... information about potential scams with family members and neighbors. Scammers prey on the elderly and vulnerable. Are we more vulnerable than...
    07/22/2014 - 7:17 am | View Link
  • PERSONAL FINANCE: Scams and schemes - Webster Post
    ... scheme, especially ones that target the elderly. ... You will be more vulnerable to a sales pitch ... 2 of 2 - Although not technically scams ...
    07/21/2014 - 3:07 pm | View Link
  • Phone scam targets elderly - Merced Sun-Star
    ... several cases of scams targeting the elderly. Some of the most common are debt collector scams ... scam.” Victims are vulnerable because ...
    07/19/2014 - 11:42 am | View Link
  • What you need to know about ‘grandparent scams’ - Wichita Eagle
    Instances of such imposter scams doubled from 2009 to 2013, costing ... to it as a “granny scam.” Victims are vulnerable because someone is
    07/17/2014 - 11:34 am | View Link
  • Old con is back: What you need to know about grandparent scams - Belleville News Democrat
    What you need to know about ‘grandparent scams’ - Ledger-Enquirer
    07/17/2014 - 7:32 am | View Link
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YAHOO NEWS:
  • Woman issues warning over Euromillions scam
    CON ARTISTS sent a letter to a woman in her sixties telling her she had won the Euromillions lottery in a bid to get their hands on her cash.
    06/14/2014 - 9:32 pm | View Link
  • Bankers work to protect seniors from financial schemes
    Hawaii’s seniors may be more vulnerable than others when it comes to financial schemes. “The elderly are often targeted for scams because th…
    06/12/2014 - 9:47 pm | View Link
  • Police warn shoppers to beware of courier fraud
    SHOPPERS were warned about fraudsters targeting the vulnerable and elderly at an awareness event this week.
    06/7/2014 - 2:45 am | View Link
  • Conmen who duped 1,000 investors jailed in Britain
    Two men who tricked hundreds of UK investors into buying inflated or worthless shares in a 70 million-pound "boiler-room" scam were sentenced to a total of almost 16 years in jail on Friday. Jeffrey Revell-Reade, a 49-year-old Australian, and 58-year-old Anthony May were convicted of conspiracy to defraud by a London court on Wednesday in connection with the Madrid-based scam that duped at least ...
    06/6/2014 - 1:37 pm | View Link
  • Britain convicts Madrid-based boiler room conmen
    Two men who tricked hundreds of British investors into buying inflated or worthless shares in a 70 million-pound ($120 million) "boiler-room" scam were convicted in a London court on Wednesday. Boiler room scams are typically unregulated overseas-based telephone sales operations, often run from cramped conditions, that tend to target elderly or vulnerable victims and bully them into buying fake ...
    06/4/2014 - 1:32 pm | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • Look out for elderly family and friends after increase in scams
    West Mercia Police is urging people to be aware of the risks following distraction burglaries, bogus cold callers and courier fraud particularly targeting elderly and vulnerable people ... friend or neighbour regarding scams, please call police on the ...
    07/11/2014 - 5:59 am | View Link
  • Email Scammers Preying on Hawaii's Elderly and Vulnerable Residents
    “The elderly tend to be more trusting and more vulnerable to these scams. Friends and family members can help to protect our kupuna by helping them to be aware of these scams and being alert to money transfers made by them,” said Attorney General Loui
    05/20/2014 - 10:06 am | 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
  • Elderly more vulnerable to sophisticated scams
    VANCOUVER, Wash. – Jerry Pugh keeps all of his wire transfer and MoneyGram receipts rubber-banded together in a cardboard box labeled “stupid.” The 74-year-old Woodland resident has lost more than $50,000 over the last year sending off money to the ...
    11/30/2013 - 6:49 pm | View Link
  • Poll: Elderly more vulnerable to investment scams
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- About nine out of every 10 doctors and nurses believe cognitive impairment makes the elderly more vulnerable to investment scams, according to a survey released Wednesday by the non-profit Investor Protection Trust, or IPT.
    06/12/2013 - 7:40 am | View Link
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  • Scams
    What makes adults so often the victim of scams? Learn what makes older adults more vulnerable to scams and scam artists.
    07/23/2014 - 11:08 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 ...
    07/23/2014 - 9:42 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
    07/23/2014 - 6:15 am | 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
    07/22/2014 - 10:44 pm | 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.
    07/22/2014 - 8:49 pm | View Website
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