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Trust Rises With Age

Older adults are more likely than younger ones to perceive dishonest faces as trustworthy. The new findings help explain why older people are more likely to fall victim to fraud.  Up to 80% of scam victims are over 65, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.  Some experts suspect that older people are more vulnerable to fraud because they are more trusting than younger adults.  To read this article on the National Institutes of Health website, visit http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Jan2013/Capsule1.

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