Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

Looking Out for Loved Ones: The Worst in Senior Scams

A vulture—that fearsome bird of prey—circles its unsuspecting victim and waits for it to falter. The innocent creature below has no idea what’s in store. It goes about, minding its own business, until the vulture swoops down and— Well, we all know how this ends. What’s the difference between a vulture in the scenario above and a criminal who perpetuates senior scams? Sadly, not much. The latter is a diabolical individuals who prey on seniors because they are often seen as easy targets due to their physical and cognitive limitations.[1.”Can Elderly Scams be Prevented?” Aging Care, https://www.agingcare.com/Articles/prevent-elderly-becoming-scam-victims-138455.htm.] Social isolation can also play a part, as friends and family often live far away, and aren’t always there to protect their elderly loved ones.What are some of the most prevalent senior scams, you ask? Read on to find out what you should be on the lookout for.