ElderCarelink Blog

Be wary of these 10 scams aimed at elders

by Dorian Martin
February 1st, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Last week, I was asked to interview an older gentleman who I didn’t know for a story I was writing. I called the gentleman and we had a pleasant but brief introductory conversation. We agreed that I would do the interview the following afternoon in person. At the end of the call, I could hear the gentleman talking to a woman who he identified as his daughter who had entered the house.

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Elder fraud: how to protect your loved ones

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
September 12th, 2011 at 10:03 am

Just when you think you have heard it all, yet another story comes along that tells of another elder becoming the victim of a financial scam. Elder fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. As baby boomers approach their retirement years, elder fraud could become even more problematic. In light of increasing cases of elder fraud, identity theft and online scams, what can you do to protect your loved ones?

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