UCLA study

Older Adults Miss Cues That Warn of Scammers

Posted on 12/4/2012 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsThe notion that older adults are generally more trusting than younger folks (because they grew up in less complicated, more trusting times) has been busted. New research suggests older people may be targeted by fraudsters because their brains work differently — and less efficiently when it comes to spotting scams — not because they’re blindly trusting. It turns out that the part of the brain that gives off those “gut feelings” about whether someone is potentially devious is less active …