Brains and Losses: Part I

Experts say it’s time for a national conversation about protecting seniors from scams.
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The top financial scams of 2018

May 16, 2019
Billions of dollars are lost every year. Here’s what to look out for.
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Age of fraud: Are seniors more vulnerable to financial scams?

May 16, 2019
Changes to the brain make seniors prime targets for financial fraud.
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Will the college admissions scandal make the process more transparent?

Mar 14, 2019
Elite schools have their choice of applicants and reveal little about how those choices are made.
The media is seen outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and United States Courthouse on March 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  Actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli are among 50 people charged in a college admission cheating scheme that involves bribery and fraud in attempts to get students recruited as athletes and help them cheat on exams.
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Wealthy families already have legal ways of gaming college admissions

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Mar 13, 2019
Let's not forget the options that don't carry jail sentences.
Parents allegedly spent up to $6.5 million dollars in bribes to help get their kids into top schools.
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With financial distress, come fraudsters

Jan 21, 2019
As the partial federal shutdown continues with no visible end in sight, banks and creditors have offered the up-to-800,000 affected workers loans and payment deferments so they can keep up with their finances. At the same time, fraudulent agencies may be targeting these workers. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.