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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 main intention of the project is to educate the elderly about the threat of scam which are made by using methods called "on grandson" or "on the policeman". In effect it will reduce the number of these crimes.
  • Poland
  • Fraud
  • Initiatives
  • Elderly
  • Campaign
  • Victims
  • 2017
How to avoid falling victim to crimes committed by fraudsters posing as “grandchildren”- frauds against senior citizens and the methods most often employed by criminals.
  • Poland
  • Fraud
  • Initiatives
  • Elderly
  • Campaign
  • Victims
  • 2017
The aim of the Programme is to support the activity and promote municipalities and counties where activities of natural and legal persons contributed to a significant improvement of public security situation and protection of state, municipal and private property.
  • Poland
  • General crime prevention
  • Initiatives
  • Elderly
  • Victims
  • 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
  • Victims
  • 2017