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Elder abuse awareness should include scammer threats

June 15 is Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The issue brings to mind troubling scenarios involving physical mistreatment, but sadly there are other aspects to the problem. The elderly are often victimized by scammers intent on robbing as many of their life savings as possible. Your Better Business Bureau is keenly aware of the problem. Unfortunate stories are reported to BBBs across the nation regarding scams worked on older Americans.

Why pick on seniors?
The reasons are many for targeting the elderly. Among them:
• Increased likelihood of having some savings, owning a home and having good credit.
• Exploitable characteristics like politeness ...


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