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Isolation, Depression Linked to Scam Risk

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

People over 65 who lived alone and had few social connections were much more likely to report being victims of con artists who target the elderly in a large study, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

A similar effect was found among those who reported symptoms of depression.

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