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Elderly are more likely to be victimized by family than scammers

Despite what seems like a never-ending roster of scams, elder abuse is more likely to be committed by a family member than a stranger.

CNN Newsource – Despite what seems like a never-ending roster of scams, elder abuse is more likely to be committed by a family member than a stranger.

The Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California reviewed three years of abuse reported to the National Center on Elder Abuse. It found 48% of cases involved family members.  

In more than half of those cases, elderly victims were robbed of money and financial resources. Emotional abuse and neglect were also commonly reported.