Avoid Scams Targeting the Elderly

thiefScammers targetting the elderly & other vulnerable people are thieves ot the lowest order.

Calling it a scam doesn’t make it socially acceptable – it is still just plain THEFT!

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 a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts.

Financial scams also often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute, so they’re considered a “low-risk” crime. However, they’re devastating to many older adults and can leave them in a very vulnerable position with little time to recoup their losses.

It’s not just wealthy seniors who are targeted. Low-income older adults are also at risk of financial abuse.

Sadly, it’s not always strangers who perpetrate these crimes. Over 90% of all reported elder abuse is committed by an older person’s own family members, most often their adult children, followed by grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and others.

Tim Henley, who works alongside Fiscal Tiger has sent this useful link with more information –  https://www.fiscaltiger.com/avoiding-elderly-scams/

Information on this link & other similar links, can be found on our resources for seniors sub-page at https://trishfindlay.com/resources-to-help-seniors/resource-links-day-to-day-living/