Fraudsters Targeting the Elderly on the Rise

Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent; the FBI has added it to their website

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Common Fraud Schemes web page provides tips on how you can protect you and your family from fraud.

Fraudsters tend to target elderly people with all kinds of schemes, taking advantage of their isolation, ease of trust, higher savings, and lack of tech savvy, among other things.

Financial scams also often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute (due to victim’s cognitive state) and can be devastating to many older adults and can leave them in a very vulnerable position. When scammers know how to confuse and gain the trust of the elderly, they have virtual free reign of bank accounts, personal information, and even assets.

Another website that is helpful for families is sponsored by AARP.

AARP Foundation Elder Watch engages hundreds of volunteers each year to help older consumers recognize, refuse and report fraud and scams. This website provides additional information and tools to help protect consumers against financial exploitation.

If you’re concerned about the well-being of a senior in your life, rely on a trained eye. Many licensed care providers have taken continued education courses in elder abuse, neglect and exploitation and can work with families in providing social interaction to combat loneliness while monitoring warning signs of possible exploitation.

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