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Investing Blog Roundup: Senior Fraud

The “Squared Away” blog via the Financial Security Project at Boston College is one of my favorite places to find interesting personal finance news.

This week, they discussed a new study about senior fraud. In the article, they shared a chart showing the most common methods of defrauding seniors. At the top of the list? “Free” financial seminars. Consider me unsurprised.

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Comments

  1. Princess Leia says:

    Thanks for the introduction to the Squared Away blog, and the Financial Security Project. I wasn’t aware of them before, and they seem like great resources.

  2. Overconfidence linked to fraud vulnerability? No duh. If confidence alone were linked, or if they had shown that overconfidence increases over time as confidence remains (more or less) steady as ability decreases… now that would be interesting.

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