Kansas City Elder Fraud – What You Need to Know

Kendall Injury Law LLC

In 2021 more than 2.8 million complaints of fraud were filed with the Federal Trade Commission, with imposter scams topping the list. Americans over 60 lost $1.7 billion to scams in 2022, according to the FBI’s most recent Internet Crime Report. Elders are more likely to fall victim to scams because they generally have more savings than younger people do, tend to be more trusting, and are more vulnerable because of cognitive decline brought on by dementia. Seniors are easy targets because they tend to be less digitally savvy and stay at home during the day. If you are the child of an aging parent, you may be wondering how to keep your loved ones safe from fraud. Kendall Law Group has a few suggestions.

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