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Brains and Losses: Part VI

Scammers are not always a faceless voice on the phone.
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Brains and Losses: Part V

Suspicious or unusual bank activity can often signal a scam; but should a teller be able to monitor a long-time account holder’s ledger activity to flag a possible scam?
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Brains and Losses: Part IV

Financial scammers are part of coordinated efforts to target victims. The Federal Trade Commission took in more than a half a million complaints of imposter scams alone in 2018. But finding and convicting perpetrators is rare. Marketplace Morning Report’s David…
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Brains and Losses: Part III

What changes to the brain might make a person more vulnerable to financial scams?
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Brains and Losses: Part II

What happens when you're scammed out of almost $200,000?
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Where to find more information on elder financial vulnerability

May 17, 2019
Here are some reputable sources for preventing and reporting scams.
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Brains and Losses: Part I

Experts say it’s time for a national conversation about protecting seniors from scams.
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Concerned about financial scams? Here’s your guide

May 16, 2019
What to look out for — and how to respond.
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If you’re worried about scams, change your password

May 16, 2019
Best practices for staying safe online.
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Drug shortages continue to affect common meds

Mar 6, 2019
Contaminated supply chains, natural disasters, and the bottom line are just some of the reasons why basic drugs are in constant shortage.
Contaminated supply chains, natural disasters, and the bottom line are just some of the reasons why basic drugs are in constant shortage. 
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