“Upwards of 92,000 seniors fell victim to elder fraud last year. 2,189 of them were from Georgia. Not only has the number of elderly victims increased at an alarming [rate but] so has the amount of money they’ve handed over to scammers. The average dollar loss per victim was $18,000, according to the FBI. Tech fraud was the most reported type of scheme affecting older adults, with 13,900 reported victims. Also relatively common were identity theft schemes, with 8,902 victims; and romance scams, with 7,658 reported victims.”