According to experts, despite increased phishing emails and robocalls, it is far more common for financial exploitation to be committed by people who know the victim, such as relatives, caregivers, neighbors, or ‘friends.’
The federal government is warning people with Medicare about scam artists offering ‘free’ COVID-19 tests.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many older adults are more socially isolated than ever—and thus more vulnerable to being financially victimized.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many older adults are more socially isolated than ever — and thus more vulnerable to being financially victimized.
The financial exploitation of elderly people comes at a great cost: It costs victims as much as $36.5 billion each year, according to the National Council on Aging. It can also be more difficult to detect than physical abuse and neglect because it’s often done by family members, trusted friends and caregivers.
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Would your loved ones have necessary access to your bank accounts after you die to help carry out your last wishes and handle arrangements?
The Texas Department of Adult Protective Services (APS) recommended Tuesday morning that community members, aged 65 and older, keep their private information, like social security numbers, passwords, maiden names and bank account information, in a locked drawer or somewhere safe.