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Only the tip of the iceberg: fraud against older people

Scams and older people Scams are a major threat to older people’s financial security and overall health and wellbeing. This report reviews the available evidence on scams and older people, highlighting the different types of scams, the factors that put some older people at risk, the impact of scams, the extent of scams and the legal context. It does not cover financial abuse carried out by someone known to the victim, such as a relative, neighbour or carer; this is an important topic that deserves a report of its own.

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