Consider: In 20-30 Years time Elderly Persons that are not for the most part Tech Savvy will be the exception instead of the norm. Scammers will have to find other ways as Younger Generations Mature they are mkore familiar with tech as early as Primary School! Scamming Elderly out of their Life savings may be currently lucrative but eventually the well will dry up as the Tech Savvy Generation comes to the fore!
For now we have you guys and co to educate Internet Users, go after the scammers & predators of different descriptions and point us towards products designed to stop as much as possible getting thru.
So when that feeling of hoplessnes raises it's ugly head remember there is always a light at the end of the tunnel if you look hard enough!