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Studies have shown that older people are the more likely favoured targets for fraudsters and that people at the age of 60 and over are more trusting and twice as likely to believe something even when the information is misleading. This infographic by Bluebird Care highlights the 8 most popular scams that prey on older people and offers tips on how to protect them. Needless to say, given that such scams affect people of all ages, the tips should also apply to the young.

8-Scams-That-Prey-on-Older-People-Infographic

Infographic sources:
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Scams: Doorstep scams
2. Scams: Scams through the post
3. 30 Ways to Stop Scams
4. Scams
5. Online dating scams: new tricks that fleece victims of an average ‘£9,589′
6. Identity crime figures (8 Oct 2014)
7. Experiences of older burglary victims
8. Financial Abuse of Older People - A Review
9. Investment scams
10. Press release: Quarter of Brits at risk of 'Vishing'
11.Regulator to tackle scam artists with crime proceeds
12. A quantitative analysis of victims in investment crime
13. Senior Fraud Protection Toolkit
14. Irish Lottery Scams
15. Why are elderly duped?
16. The Little Book of Big Scams, 2nd Edition
17. The facts on ID fraud
18. Over 65s in greater danger of scams due to lack of awareness and understanding
19. A Guide For Seniors: Protect Yourself Against Investment Fraud
20. Spot Scams, Stop Scams
21. 419 Advance Fee Fraud Statistics 2013

[Post Source: Bluebird Care.]

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