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If you are a senior, you are a target. Scammers and telemarketers want your money. And sometimes family members and caregivers want more than their fair share as well. The average financial cost for a victim of an elder abuse scam was $28,800, with the telephone being the most common way scammers contact you.

According to Merriam-Webster, a scammer is “a dishonest person who uses clever means to cheat others out of something…

This article originally appeared in Seniors BlueBook Greater Dallas, 2017 Summer-Winter issue. Seniors BlueBook and SeniorsBlueBook.com are resource guides for seniors, caregivers and professionals in the seniors industry.