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.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: An age-old crime: scamming elderly people is on the rise

Request product info from top Police Surveillance companies

Thank You!

= required Error occured while sending data

By submitting your information, you agree to be contacted by the selected vendor.
  1. Tags
  2. Community Policing

Join the discussion

Brand focus

Sponsored content
6 best practices for launching a successful mobile LPR system

6 best practices for launching a successful mobile LPR system

Once your agency has decided to invest in license plate reader technology, it’s important to plan ahead for an effective rollout

logo for print