Is Psychological Vulnerability Related to the Experience of Fraud in Older Adults?

@article{Lichtenberg2013IsPV,
  title={Is Psychological Vulnerability Related to the Experience of Fraud in Older Adults?},
  author={Peter A. Lichtenberg and Laurie Stickney and Daniel Paulson},
  journal={Clinical gerontologist},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={132-146}
}
Financial exploitation, and particularly thefts and scams, are increasing at an alarming rate. In this study we (a) determined the national prevalence of older adults who report having been a victim of fraud, (b) created a population-based model for the prediction of fraud, and (c) examined how fraud is experienced by the most psychologically vulnerable older adults. The older adults studied were 4,400 participants in a Health and Retirement Study substudy, the 2008 Leave Behind Questionnaire… CONTINUE READING
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