Grand Rounds Trainee Presentation: The Psychology of Scams

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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The Psychology of Scams

Scott Salomone, MDScott Salomone, MD
Chief Resident, PGY-4

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  1. Describe the types of scams, characteristics of scams, scam prevalence, and harms.
  2. Understand the underlying psychological vulnerabilities of victims, techniques used by scammers, and current psychological explanations of scam victimization.
  3. Employ strategies for intervention and obtain resources for support when faced with someone who is victim to a scam.

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held every Wednesday (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. 


All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this activity. 

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