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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
The 10th toolbox in the series published by the EUCPN Secretariat focusses on the main theme of the Slovakian Presidency and the 2016 Best Practice Conference and European Crime Prevention Award, which is the ‘Prevention of organised crimes targeting elderly people’.
  • European Union
  • Organised property crime
  • Fraud
  • Target groups
  • Elderly
  • EUCPN Output
  • Research
  • Toolbox
  • 2018
In the past years, the Slovak Police has repeatedly recorded frauds and other types of criminality committed upon elderly persons via legends. Fraudsters abuse credulity, vulnerability and often the high age or bad health conditions of seniors with the intention to gain cash from them.
  • Slovakia
  • Fraud
  • Initiatives
  • Elderly
  • Campaign
  • 2016
This is the Slovakian ECPA entry for 2016. The theme was Prevention of crimes committed on elderly people.
  • Slovakia
  • Fraud
  • Initiatives
  • ECPA
  • Elderly
  • Training
  • 2016
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