An elderly man protects his piggy bank from grabbing hands

Older Americans have paid their dues. They’ve built businesses from the ground up, they’ve served in the armed forces, and they’ve raised strong families. After all of this hard work, they deserve respect. Unfortunately unethical people have made financial fraud the fastest growing form of elder abuse in this country.

You might be asking yourself, what is financial fraud against seniors? It’s defined as “illegally or improperly using seniors’ money or property,” and is a crime in many states. Still, that doesn’t deter many scam artists from taking advantage of this vulnerable population. (more…)

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