Older adults often fall prey to savvy criminals that build trust and confidence in schemes that involve romance, sweepstakes, tech support and government impersonations, among others. Each year, the elderly population racks up more than $3 billion in losses annually, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Staying ahead of the issue will help prevent fraudulent attacks. Remember, if you question the legitimacy of the request or transaction, be sure to contact your loved ones or the local police to report it.
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