6 facts about senior scams infographic

Seniors in Naples and all around the country fall prey to scams. From financial scams to scams regarding love, seniors are often the target of scammers. Consider that 20% of seniors have been financially taken advantage of. That’s a number in the millions. Knowing what these scams entail will help you and your senior loved ones stay safe.

  1. 20% of Americans who are over 65 have been financially taken advantage of.
  2. The Orlando Sentinel points out that elderly people lose out on about $3 billion to scammers every year.
  3. The improper use of an older person’s funds, property or assets —are between 80 and 89 years old and live alone.
  4. Cybercrimes against older adults have increased five-times since 2014, costing more than $650 million in losses per year.
  5. In 2018 alone, more than 21,000 people were conned into sending $143 million in online romance scams via social media or dating apps.
  6. Debit card scams make up 32.9% of elder fraud cases.