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“Epidemic” of Financial Fraud Techniques Targets the Elderly  

Author:  Roslyn K.  Myers.

Source: Volume 08, Number 02, Fall 2015 , pp.189-196(8)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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We are all painfully aware that the people most likely to be victimized are those who can least afford it. For many elderly persons, being a victim of fraud leads to considerable shame, hiding, and secrecy, thus leading many of them to avoid reporting the crimes perpetrated against them. In this piece, Roz Myers fi lls in the details about the most common fi nancial frauds, how they happen, and who are the most likely and vulnerable victims.

Keywords: technology-supported fraud; identity theft; strangers, "professionals", family members as perpetrators; elder-fraud hotline; charity scams; investment schemes; victim resources

Affiliations:  1: managing editor of VED.

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