Is your loved one, neighbor or friend at risk of elder abuse? How can we tell? What should we do? Read more for red flags to look for indicating elder financial exploitation.
While many of us do not plan to borrow during retirement and so are comfortable opting out of credit card offers and putting a freeze on our accounts at the major credit reporting agencies, we may not even be aware of the potential for telecom and utility fraud. How can we attempt to prevent someone from installing Dish TV or a phone at our expense?
Even though “Jenny” exhibited many of the established elder abuse risk factors, she did not become a victim of elder abuse herself. She possessed four qualities that helped her live at home alone, thrive despite disability, and remain abuse-free. Read more for how she was able to live life on her terms.
The FTC is disseminating information about a scam where scammers are trying to get social security numbers and money. The scammers claim the consumer’s social security number was linked to a crime and directed the consumer to withdraw money from their bank account. Find out what to do and how to protect yourself.
When one of the richest private-equity shops in the world bought the second-largest nursing-home chain in the United States, patients suffered.
Criminals, including scammers and greedy, desperate or drug addicted friends and family members, exploit and steal the assets of some 5 million seniors every year in America. 60% of the perpetrators are family members. The number of victims is increasing at such a rate that elder exploitation has become an epidemic.