Swindle and Fraud: Seniors In Danger
  • 51'
  • Authors : Manuel Laigre, Nicos Argillet
  • 20-02-2011
  • Master : 1951

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Every year several thousand senior citizens are victims of fraud. These crimes have increased by nearly 20% in 10 years. According to the Central Office for Combating Itinerant Crime (OCLDI), the frauds are mostly committed in the cities, where anonymity is easy, and during holidays when family and friends tend not to be around. Who are these crooks who specialise in targeting seniors? What techniques do they use? How can their victims protect themselves?