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Better Business Bureau Warns Against Six Scams Targeting Seniors

Fraud targeting seniors is a growing concern as millions have fallen victim to scammers. According to a 2010 survey by Investor Protection Trust, more than 7.3 million seniors – roughly 20 percent of Americans aged 65 or older – have been victims of scams.

See Also: AARP on Scams & Fraud

Here are six scams that commonly target seniors and tips from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to protect yourself from becoming a victim:
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