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Elderly ‘easy prey’ for Net fraud

Antoinette Connell

Elderly ‘easy prey’ for Net fraud

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Being too polite and trusting is working against the elderly as they become easy targets for cyber crooks.

In addition, their hard work at securing a nest egg of insurance, pension, gratuity and owning homes are making them very attractive to the con artists roaming the Internet.

At a senior citizens workshop by the National Task Force on Crime Prevention, the Barbados Association of Retired Persons and The Maria Holder Memorial Trust, the elderly were cautioned that their values might be working against them.

Those on hand at Accra Beach Hotel heard warnings from Cheryl Willoughby, director of the Task Force, Edward Bushell, president of BARP, Jane Armstrong, chief project officer of the trust, Sergeant Candacy Maynard and Monica Brome of Knox Consultancy.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.