Theft, fraud, swindles and scams have been around almost as long as death and taxes. But unlike death and taxes, people can avoid falling victim to these crimes — if they are informed and constantly vigilant.
Unfortunately, seniors are more likely than younger people to become victims. Why? Seniors are heavily targeted by scammers, probably because people age 50 and older hold over 80 percent of the wealth in America, according to a 2016 AARP study.