Fraud, Old Age, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Aarp, Retirement

Fraud, Old Age

Scammers Look for Vulnerability, and Find It in Older People

Swindlers prey on people over 70, who lose millions each year to their shifting tactics

12.9.2019

Swindlers prey on people over 70, who lose millions each year to their shifting tactics

Swindlers prey on people over 70, who lose millions each year to their shifting tactics.

Late last month, Kathleen Eaton of Amelia Island, Fla., went online to buy a dog. She found a miniature black schnauzer named Holly at a site she thought was puppyspot.com . She emailed the company and was told she could get the dog for a discounted price of $750. She asked to pay with a credit card, but was told to wire the money to a Western Union in Oklahoma City. The company would then send her information about Holly’s flight the next day. “My husband kept saying, ‘I don’t like this,’ but I didn’t listen,” said Ms. Eaton, 75, who retired four years ago from a career managing real estate offices. She sent the money, and emailed again that evening asking for the flight number, but heard nothing. A few days later she reached out via email and was told that there had been delays, but that Holly would be coming soon. Then another email arrived requesting an additional $950 for health and insurance coverage. “I said: ‘You’re scamming me. I can tell your operation is phony,’” Ms. Eaton recalled. Ms. Eaton called the police, who are investigating. Most likely, a website similar to the one she wanted popped up — a practice called “spoofing” — and she didn’t realize it. But one thing is clear: She was scammed. And she is hardly alone. “We often hear from empty nesters who are retired and looking for companionship, so these scams are ripe for that population,” said Amy Nofziger, director of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network Helpline. Read more: The New York Times

Well, these same old people have been swindling the future generations since they got Reagan elected. I just see it as karma. Good talks Are they talking about Donald Trump? Hollywood and the Democrats haved preyed on people under 17 for too long. WalkAwayFromDemocrats DisneyPlus Actually the Republican playbook

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