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November 27, 2023

How to talk to older people in your life about scams

  • Last year, consumers of all ages were scammed out of $8.8 billion, and older adults lost the most.
  • By ADRIANA MORGA
    Associated Press

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    One of the best ways to raise awareness about scams is to talk to each other about them.

    NEW YORK — This summer, Daniel Goldstein's 86-year-old mom got an email that looked like it was from her bank. She was alarmed because she hadn't spent the money it mentioned, so she called a help number on the email. The person on the other end of the line asked for her bank account information and made her believe she would get her money back. Instead, she lost $600 to a scammer.


     
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