As people grow older, it can become more difficult for them to handle things on their own. Many types of scams prey on the inability for a senior to really understand what is happening or to realize they’re being scammed. This can lead to thousands of dollars lost, which can make it difficult or impossible for the senior to keep up with their bills and survive without financial assistance.
What Can be Done to Prevent Scams Geared Toward the Elderly?
Scams prey on the elderly because they are not knowledgeable about technology, because they are easily susceptible to certain tricks, and because they may not be aware of what scams are happening right now. To help protect them, teaching them about common scams is an important first step.
This helps them learn what to look out for. It’s also a good idea to encourage them to ask someone if they …