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EUCPN Thematic Paper no. 10 - Organised Crime Targeting Elderly People

This theoretical paper is published by the EUCPN Secretariat in connection with the theme of the Slovakian Presidency, which was organised crime targeting elderly people. The growing...

  • European Union
  • Organised property crime
  • Fraud
  • Elderly
  • Target groups
  • Research
  • EUCPN Output
  • 2017
This is an additional German ECPA entry for 2017, the theme was Cyber Safety.
  • Germany
  • Cybercrime
  • Fraud
  • Initiatives
  • 2017
The victims of thefts where offenders use some ruse are mostly senior citizens. This is related to their mental state of mind in consequence of ripe old age and with it relating „childish“ overcredulity. Because of their loneliness they have an increased need to communicate even with strangers. Low social status is often the reason that seniors easily believe the unrealistic offers.
  • Slovakia
  • Fraud
  • Initiatives
  • Elderly
  • 2017