FBI: Seniors Lost $1.7 Billion in Scams in 2021, up 74 Percent

Jessica Beatty
By Jessica Beatty
October 11, 2022NTD News Todayshare

When the pandemic hit, people were pushed increasingly online, and scammers around the world took it as a golden opportunity to go after America’s retirees.

According to the FBI’s 2021 elder fraud report, over 92,000 victims over the age of 60 reported losses last year. Those losses added up to $1.7 billion, up 74 percent compared to the year before. So how can you protect yourself? The FBI has some tips.

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