Plymouth Police Warn Seniors About Scams
Another key takeaway: police say seniors shouldn’t be embarrassed if they do fall victim to scammers.
“Seniors can be reluctant to tell other family members that they were victim of a scam, part of the reason is they want to ensure to family and friends that they’re still well and they don’t need help,” said Jim Long, community relations officer with Plymouth Police. “So coming forward and saying I was ripped off of several hundred dollars may be difficult for them to do. It’s embarrassing.”
Officer Long says technology also makes it easier for scammers to prey on seniors who might not be tech savvy.