In the news business we see a lot of police reports involving fraud. Like many others, I’ve noticed that the elderly quite often seemed to be the victims.
Reports from the past couple of years just in Columbia County show victims ages 71, 76, 80, 77 and 88, for example.
Some have speculated that many seniors are lonely, and thus more likely to respond to attention from scam artists. Others think it fits the unfair stereotype of the befuddled geezer.
Now we know there’s a scientific explanation.