Elderly People Are Too Embarrassed to Admit to Being Scammed

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Research into cases of modern online fraud has found that elderly victims are likely to keep quiet about being tricked into handing over bank details or money, with the shame of being fooled by a scammer making it too hard for them to admit to friends and family that they've been done over.

Period2 Jul 2018

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  • TitleElderly People Are Too Embarrassed to Admit to Being Scammed
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletGizmodo
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date2/07/18
    DescriptionResearch into cases of modern online fraud has found that elderly victims are likely to keep quiet about being tricked into handing over bank details or money, with the shame of being fooled by a scammer making it too hard for them to admit to friends and family that they've been done over.
    Producer/AuthorGary Cutlack
    URLwww.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/07/elderly-people-are-too-embarrassed-to-admit-to-being-scammed/
    PersonsMark Button