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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  • Written testimony of ICE for a Senate Special Committee on Aging ... - Department of Homeland Security
    ... cross-border financial crimes and particularly, consumer fraud scams that target the elderly. ... when they find a potentially vulnerable ...
    02/12/2016 - 10:19 am | View Link
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    Ishrat Jahan is ‘Daughter of Bihar’, says Tej Yadav - Siasat Daily
    02/12/2016 - 9:08 am | View Link
  • Oregon officials remind residents that paid tax preparers must be ... - Register-Guard
    “Unfortunately, these scams often prey on the elderly and vulnerable in our community,” Cowles said.
    02/12/2016 - 6:17 am | View Link
  • DHS officials issue warning about scams targeting senior citizens to ... - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    “Those who target vulnerable populations, to include our elderly, are among the worst kinds of criminals.
    02/10/2016 - 5:20 am | View Link
  • Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General Jill Steinberg ... - United States Department of Justice
    ... knows all too well, there are many schemes and scams used to exploit the elderly for financial ... of some of society’s most vulnerable ...
    02/10/2016 - 4:13 am | View Link
  • Scams, identity thefts hit local residents - MainStreet Newspapers
    ... is, why can’t you just take it out of the winnings?” Martin said, as in most of these scams, the elderly seem particularly vulnerable.
    02/8/2016 - 4:14 am | View Link
  • NH Senior Notes Exeter police start program for residents with ... - Union Leader
    ... someone from one of our vulnerable populations ... who has Alzheimer’s, is an elderly person who ... group’s talk on frauds, scams ...
    02/7/2016 - 1:20 pm | View Link
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  • Police warn about roofing scam targeting elderly, vulnerable residents
    While no money had been handed over, police have warned the public of similar scams targeting elderly or vulnerable residents.
    01/31/2016 - 3:45 pm | View Link
  • Garda warning after elderly and vulnerable conned in telephone 'vishing' scams
    Fraudsters targeting elderly and vulnerable people in telephone scams have conned tens of thousands of euro from victims in recent months, gardai have warned. One person duped by the "vishing" plot within the last two weeks transferred 22,000 euro to a ...
    09/25/2015 - 12:50 am | View Link
  • Vulnerable and elderly targeted in slew of phone scams
    Scammers are taking advantage of Palmerston North's vulnerable and elderly, acting under guises as medical and IT professionals, attempting to obtain credit card details. Michelle Kitchingman had $4000 stolen from her by a man claiming to be a technician ...
    09/17/2015 - 1:00 am | View Link
  • West Berkshire scams that target elderly and vulnerable revealed
    Seventy per cent of the victims of scams in West Berkshire live alone and never report the crimes themselves. That was the message at an awareness meeting held in Newbury recently, highlighting three of the most prominent scams across the district.
    02/10/2015 - 7:19 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
  • Professors’ 3-year study reveals elderly are most targeted for scams, but not vulnerable
    (Alexandra Scoville/DD) Two ASU professors have spent the last three years studying a topic fraught with misconceptions — fraudulent crimes against the elderly. Criminology and criminal justice professors Michael Reisig and Kristy Holtfreter have studied ...
    12/11/2013 - 11:10 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 - 8:10 am | View Link
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  • Fraud: 7 Scams That Target Senior Citizens | Bankrate.com
    The IRS telephone scam is one of the most pervasive scams targeting senior citizens today. Bankrate lists the most common rip-offs and how the elderly can ...
    02/13/2016 - 12:40 am | View Website
  • Elderly Scams & Senior Fraud: Protect Elderly From Fraud ...
    Learn about protecting an elderly or aging parents from scams, fraud, identity theft and financial abuse.
    02/12/2016 - 2:17 pm | View Website
  • Stories & DVDs | Think Jessica
    Here are some videos but you can also scroll down the page to read some heart-breaking stories written by relatives of victims with Jessica Scam Syndrome.
    02/11/2016 - 5:57 am | 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.
    02/11/2016 - 3:55 am | View Website
  • Sweepstakes Scams Telemarketing Fraud
    Sweepstake fraud and the history of the sweepstakes industry which led to scams
    02/11/2016 - 2:08 am | View Website
  • AGING SERVICES: Fraud and the Latest Scams!
    Fraud and the Latest Scams! Abstract: If you have an example of a Scam or Fraud incident and want to share it on this web page - Please e-mail your example to Dee ...
    02/10/2016 - 10:05 pm | View Website
  • WHO | Vulnerable groups
    Children, pregnant women, elderly people, malnourished people, and people who are ill or immunocompromised, are particularly vulnerable when a disaster strikes, and ...
    02/10/2016 - 3:02 pm | View Website
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