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Hidden 'shame' of elderly scam victims

User AvatarPosted by Kathryn Platten at 03/07/2018 12:34:33
Source: BBC news


Almost a third of elderly victims of fraud have been too embarrassed to tell their own families or friends what happened to them, say researchers.

A report from the Centre of Counter Fraud Studies warns of the "stigma" felt by elderly people being cheated, including online scams.  

It warns that the over-65s are three times more likely to lose money to fraudsters than to be burgled.


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