Understanding elder fraud and financial abuse.
What good is a smart phone if it can’t be smart when you need it to be?
It’s a sophisticated message that sounds official and the scammers know when we hear anything related to the IRS, we cringe.
Remember when our parents, in their frustration said, “talking to you is like talking to a wall!?” Most of us laughed and thought nothing much of it.
What about the people in the parking lot looking for the senior who is preoccupied with something?
How many times are we asked to sign things, and then just go ahead and sign?
The power is in the repetition. If I see it over and over again, well then it must be true!
A client posed this thought-provoking question: Are the laws are strong enough to control elder fraud? Do we need more laws?
What if this is your mother or father? What can you do? First, act quickly. Once you know that a scam was set in place, change the phone number, and change it as often as necessary.
Once personal information has been released, a senior citizen has lost their identity almost forever.
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