Scammers targeting seniors more than ever

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Scam artists are targeting older people more than ever, and they're making off with huge amounts of money.

A recent survey finds that one in 20 seniors report being exploited.

If you or someone you know has been defrauded, you can report the scam at It also has plenty of advice on protecting yourself from fraud.

Another resource is the Senate Special Committee on Aging, which has a toll-free fraud hotline: 1-855-303-9470.

Watch Consumer Specialist Ric Romero's full report in the video above.
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