How to Avoid the Top 10 Senior Scams

One of the “Red Flags” of dementia is that your loved one may fall victim to a scam. At Sutton Homes Memory Care, our residents are provided with supervision and protection to keep them safe from criminals that prey on vulnerable seniors. Knowing the risks listed in the article below can help keep your family from being scammed.

The Top 10 Senior Scams and How to Avoid Them Scammers are evil but not stupid. They prey on targets of opportunity. Seniors are often vulnerable to cons because of cognitive problems that can impair judgment. Isolation and sometimes loneliness can also make seniors dangerously trusting. Furthermore, technological naiveté can lead to seniors falling for scams that involve techno-babble or financial jargon: “Your credit card battery has died and I just need some information from you to recharge it over the air.”

You’re unlikely to fall for a scam that you’ve been forewarned about, so we have compiled a list of 10 common scams that are draining the savings of seniors across the U.S. Stay vigilant and warn your older loved ones about these cons:

The Latest Scams Victimizing Older Americans

Here are 10 common tactics fraudsters use to separate seniors from their money:

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