College for Professional Studies
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Americans over age 65 comprise approximately one eighth of our population, but about one third of scam victims. The risk of fraud in this population is of particular concern because it is increasing and the damage is greater; losses have been reported in billions of dollars, and elders typically cannot return to the work force to recoup their losses, which can amount to their life savings and even their independence. This project details the results of an unobtrusive research project consisting of a content analysis of more current literature to identify and examine risk factors of elder fraud.
Date of Award
© Antonia Jensen
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Jensen, Antonia M., "Risk Factors for Fraud in Elderly Americans" (2011). Student Publications. 477.