According to new research “The scale of intimidation and fear unleashed on older people by these scams is shocking. It’s causing tremendous distress leading to more isolation”.
Types of scam and what to do
Older people living with dementia may not be familiar with handling emails, surfing the internet or dealing with strangers, so they can be easy targets.
Fraudsters may try to gain entry to your home, get you to reveal sensitive online information, or try to sell you something.