Myths of Senior Suckers

Seniors and the broader society are understandably concerned when older adults are the victims of scams by unscrupulous retailers and charities. But consumer behavior studies have concluded it’s a myth that the overall frequency of falling for scams is greater among the elderly than among younger consumers. In this class, we’ll explore the basis for that myth as well as how seniors can correct for the myths they tell themselves which make it more likely they will, in fact, be scammed. We’ll try out and discuss activities researchers used in these studies on seniors.

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CEUs
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Section Number
193SNR600
Instruction Method
Classroom

Location

Davis - Unitarian Universalist Church

27074 Patwin Rd., Davis, CA, 95616

Davis - Unitarian Universalist Church

Davis - Unitarian Universalist Church 27074 Patwin Rd., Davis, CA, 95616

Enrollment Policies

There will be no service charge for withdrawal requests prior to the beginning of the winter quarter. As of January 3, 2019, all withdrawal requests are subject to a $20 processing fee, or the member may request a credit to their student account to be used before the end of the academic year. All fees being held at the conclusion of the academic year will be forfeited.

OLLI EXCURSION COURSE FEES are no longer refundable once you have enrolled, unless your vacancy can be filled by someone on the wait list. A $20 service fee will apply.