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Elder fraud has reached epidemic proportions – a geriatrician explains what older Americans need to know

  • Written by Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Associate Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics, University of Virginia
Elder fraud has reached epidemic proportions – a geriatrician explains what older Americans need to knowBe careful out there.ArtMarie/Getty Images

Americans age 60 and older lost more than US$3 billion to scammers in 2023, according to the FBI.

To put that whopping figure in context, Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour recently made news as the first concert tour ever to earn $1 billion.

As a geriatrician – a doctor who cares for people over 65...

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