“I'm 83 years old. I can't cut it in jail."
This was what an elderly woman recovering from heart surgery told her AARP representative. Shaking in fear, she said she had received a telephone call from the Internal Revenue Service warning her that she was behind on her taxes and would be put in jail if she did not pay immediately.
It wasn't the IRS. It was an impostor looking to gain access to her financial information.
People over 50 years of age account for more than half of all consumer fraud victims.