Mixed-methods Analysis of Consumer Fraud Reports of the Social Security Imposter Scam

In 2019 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received more than 166,000 consumer fraud reports about Social Security imposter scams.1 Reported losses from April 2018 to May 2019 were $19 million, overtaking the highest annual period of losses reported for the…

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Contextual and Social Predictors of Scam Susceptibility and Fraud Victimization

This study aims to identify the contextual and social predictors of elder fraud victimization. By identifying the mechanisms and timing of susceptibility, the study will inform the delivery of targeted interventions that reduce fraud vulnerability and prevent victimization.

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