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Avoiding Scams and Fraud

Con artists and scammers target senior citizens as victims for their scams. Luckily, there are warning signs and ways to avoid being scammed.

Why Are Senior Citizens Scammed?

Almost anybody can be a target for scammers. Unfortunately, senior citizens are often targeted for a couple of reasons. Here are some reasons why seniors are scammed:

How Does Being Scammed Feel?

As you may imagine, being scammed is not a good feeling. Falling victim to fraud can lead to the following negative feelings:

Unfortunately, because of these horrible feelings, victims of scamming may be too embarrassed to report the crime and, thus, the con artist goes unpunished and unstopped.

How to Avoid Scams

Many scammers present exciting thoughts or opportunities for their victims. This is why it is easy to want to do what the scammer asks. Here are a couple of tips for avoiding falling victim to scamming:

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