Scammers put a lot of work into making their scams believable and workable. They want to sell their story with urgency and the aim is to make you feel that the situation is real. The end result they seek is your money. Usually you may be able to sniff out a scam, but elderly folks are targeted far more often and may not be able to sniff out all of the scams they face. Paying attention and knowing some of the tricks scammers use can help your older loved ones to stay safe from scammers. Read more here.