My colleague's mother was the victim of a scam - because of her kindheartedness. Please tell your senior relatives to keep their car doors and windows locked, no matter how sincere someone may appear! Here is what I was told by my friend:
"My brother's mother-in-law (age 79) was scammed
of $60,000 last week by a man who seemed to have followed her from a bank in the Liguanea area into
a plaza. Knocked on her car window and told her he was a policeman and his car
had broken down and he needed a lift to Half Way Tree. She put him in the car
and while she was driving, he took the money out her handbag. He came off
before Half Way Tree and told her he saw a friend who could help him. He hopped
into a waiting Nissan and sped off."
My friend said the criminal struck up a conversation with the senior, telling her how people were so dishonest, keeping up his pretence as a policeman. The money was to make a mortgage payment for her son. Wicked man!