Elderly people grew up in a time when everyone was generally trustworthy, so they fall for scams. When I get old, no one my age will trust anyone, so caregivers will have a hell of a time getting me to take my pills.
Hi there! I love your blog! I've seen you mention a few TV shows and movies for research, and I was wondering what your opinion is on the show Leverage and it's accuracy for social engineering in potentially violent situations. I remember one character saying that "Thieves look for entrances, but grifters create them." They'll often use approaches like this to avoid violence.