Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Why are the Elderly are so Susceptible to Scams?

Here's a recent Forbes column that explains why the elderly are more likely than others to fall prey to telephone and internet scams.  Bottom line:  adult children and other family members must stay in close contact with their elderly loved-ones and be aware that the elderly family member is almost certain to be repeatedly targeted for scams.  The parent or loved-one should be repeatedly reminded to be skeptical if they are offered any type of deal on the phone or the internet by someone they don't know.  And, they should be told to report any suspicious activities to the child or other trusted family member.

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