Neuroscience Behind Financial Scams

by Sherri L. Renner, J.D.

Families often find themselves handling the aftermath of scams which target and victimize senior family members. 

Through its Elder Justice Initiative, the Department of Justice combats financial fraud targeted at seniors. 

In this webinar, the Department of Justice helps answer the question, Why do seniors seem to be especially vulnerable to scammers?

Using brain science and psychological principles, Erik Lande, a neuropsychologist, will guide attendees through an explanation of the mechanisms that facilitate vulnerability to financial scams.

Debbie Deem, a former FBI victim specialist who worked frequently with scam victims, will discuss the challenges victims and law enforcement experience, as well as strategies and resources that can assist victims and their families.

For more information about the DOJ’s work in combatting elder abuse, visit the Elder Justice Initiative website

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Sherri Renner, J.D., is the founder of LawYou America. She fully dedicates her education and years of litigation experience to helping the self-represented.

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