The OBA’s Elaine Dodd spoke with Fox 25 on why scammers are targeting older Americans.
Dodd shared with Fox 25 that while many believe scammers target these older Americans for their age, this is not the case. Dodd said they seek out this age group because they have the money to pay their requests.
“It’s because they have the money, that scammers will target them. They can break a CD and send money. They can put a mortgage on the home, which we are seeing way more frequently,” Dodd said.
To read the full story on Fox 25’s website, visit https://okcfox.com/news/consumer-watch/scammers-target-older-americans-but-not-because-of-their-age.