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Why Seniors Fall For Phone Scams

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 28, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 19:30

Guests: Duke Han, PhD, Associate Professor (Clinical Scholar), Family Medicine, Director of Neuropsychology in the Department of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, USC; Julie Schoen, Attorney, Deputy Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse, Keck School of Medicine, USC Scams that target older adults are incredibly common – and unfortunately, senior citizens seem to be more susceptible to them. So much so that there’s a common con called the “grandparent scam” where someone calls claiming to be a grandchild in legal trouble needing bail-out money.