In general, they: expect honesty in the marketplace, are less likely to take action when defrauded, and are less knowledgeable about their rights in an increasingly complex marketplace.
And as people over 50 are more likely to be home than their younger neighbors, they are often within easy reach of devious telemarketers and home solicitors.
Or, they pretend to be in the military, and either want you to pay so they can go on a leave and meet with you (bunch of crock!He put himself through college, and after working as a Nigerian soap opera actor and door-to-door men's clothing salesman, he clawed his way into journalism.Before that, he used to hang out with nomadic cow-herding kids, children who sell bottled water by the roadside, and budding scam artists. Whatever they bought, was purchased with a stolen credit card, soon the seller will find out, and police will be after YOU, as your address is listed as a receiver. But the point is: The money should be sent Western Union or Money Gram. They will give a seller your shipping address and ask to re-ship it to them (re-shipping scam).