10.5.2 Fraud that targets seniors

Why seniors are targeted

Scammers aren't fussy. They'll steal from anybody. But seniors sometimes make easy targets, for several reasons:

How seniors are targeted

Elder abuse often involves investment or securities frauds, and these can occur in a number of ways:

For more information on frauds that seniors can fall prey to, see the Avoiding Fraud section on the Canadian Securities Administrators' website.

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