Thanks. I did the same with the scammers, and you can hear my recordings in the link I shared.

It is important people know the tactics of these scammers to understand how they operate.

At it is now Medicare enrollment period, the elderly are being called incessantly and are falling victim to these scammers.

Older adults are vulnerable

The AARP has close to 40 million members, and each of them is a target for scammers. Surprisingly, I have found the AARP relatively unenthusiastic about the risks their members face from scammers. And that is quite disconcerting.

These older adults are beloved by scammers due to the following factors:

This article was originally published in CSO in 2015. See important update at the end.

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I work in information security at Tapad. Write book reviews for the RSA blog, & a Founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance and Cybersecurity Canon.

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