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January 23, 2018

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Don’t allow elder financial abuse to happen

February 7, 2018

It’s a tragic story that is in the news too often. A woman’s son was writing checks to himself and having his mother, who was declining mentally, sign them. She believed she was signing checks for the entire family and had no idea the checks were all written to her son. As it often happens […]

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What is the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act?

February 7, 2018

The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act (EAPPA) was signed into law in October 2017. It is meant to combat elder abuse, which something legislation has been slow to reform, and improve responses to allegations of abuse. The Act, which is estimated to cost $21 million dollars, will help provide resources and data statistics to […]

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Talking with senior citizens about money concerns

February 7, 2018

There are scams everywhere, not just from self-appointed Nigerian princes with an email account. While the Nigerian Email Scam is well known, predators take advantage of the vulnerable through phone calls, mailings, emails, and in person. Approximately 10 percent of people over 65 are victims of elder abuse, and financial abuse is a leading issue. It’s a […]

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Beware of IRS phone scams

February 7, 2018

When your phone rings, the last thing you expect is for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to be on the other end. They address themselves and automatically you tense up. Why would the IRS be calling you? They’re claiming you owe them money and are insisting on immediate payment. They may have also alleged that […]

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When your elderly family members need help: Is someone hurting Grandma?

February 7, 2018

If you grew up near your grandparents, you probably have very fond memories of spending time with them. But as they aged, they may have started experiencing health problems or cognitive issues. For example, Grandma may have some form of dementia that makes it impossible for her to take care of herself. Grandpa may have […]

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Grandma won the lottery! (Or was just scammed)

February 7, 2018

In this technological age, we often forget about snail mail, but scammers haven’t. Increasingly scammers are using traditional mail to target the elderly. This may be because many older people are not on social media and do not use email. Many older adults also still write checks. Scammers are on to this and have tailored […]

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Who Scams The Elderly?

February 7, 2018

Our population is aging. As our families grow older it our lives get busier. Often we are working full time with kids in school and trying to care for our aging parents. This job gets tougher if we live across town or across the state. Who scams the elderly? Because we cannot watch our parent’s […]

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