An age-old crime: scamming elderly people is on the rise
Senior citizens may avoid telling family members about incidents for fear of going to nursing homes
By Dan Morse
The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Murders and violent crimes are down nationwide, but one kind of crime is rising steadily: scams against the elderly.
Senior citizens are low-key victims who avoid telling family members for fear of going to nursing homes or don't even report swindles for fear of having to testify in court.