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Encouraging Seniors to Say NO to Telemarketing Fraud
Bernice B. Wilson
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Pages / Length: 4
Publication Date: 08/10/2005

Senior citizens grew up in an era when trusting and being trustworthy were normal behavior, and generally that trust was reciprocated. Unfortunately, because of this mind-set today, they may fall victim to unscrupulous people through various forms of fraud. Seniors may be incapable of making the distinction between a pleasant voice on the other end of the phone and that of an individual involved in an illegal scheme or activity. And they may not know that such fraudulent actions are crimes and punishable by law.