June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. BBB is marking the occasion by calling attention to the many ways the elderly are victimized. BBB receives hundreds of phone calls each year from senior citizens who have been targeted or victimized by scammers. Some are scammed with fake lottery checks, bogus travel deals, and financial fraud. Others are bullied by door-to-door sales people.
Seniors are targeted often, because they are trusting and are afraid or embarrassed to report fraud when it occurs. The top scams against seniors include:
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