Reducing older people’s risk of fraud victimization through an anti-scam board game

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-138
Journal / PublicationJournal of Elder Abuse & Neglect
Issue number2-3
Online published25 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023


This study adopted an experimental design to evaluate the effectiveness of an anti-scam education program for older adults. Participants in the experimental group (n = 55) first participated in an anti-scam board game and then joined another board game featuring local tea restaurants two weeks later, whereas such order was reversed for the control group (n = 54). Compared with the control group, participants in the experimental group reported significant increases in their self-efficacy in fraud prevention and awareness of scam situations, and a significant decrease in perceived susceptibility to scams immediately and two weeks after the intervention, demonstrating the immediate and the short-term effects of the anti-scam education program in reducing fraud victimization risk of older adults. © 2023 Taylor & Francis 

Research Area(s)

  • anti-scam education program, board game, fraud victimization, older adults