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Make a Smart New Year's Resolution - Don't Get Scammed

by Barbara Parrott McGinity, LMSW

It is so easy to get scammed. The con artists are very, very good. Their stories are convincing, they earn your confidence…and we know they are successful because they continue to make money off people who believe them. 465 more words

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Identifying Exploitation Issues on a Senior Hotline Call

By Michael Walters, Legal Hotline Managing Attorney, Pro Seniors, Inc and CERA Project Specialist

As explained by Tom Bedall in a prior article in the… 652 more words

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The Curious Case of Tony Curtis

When tabloid magazines proclaim that the stars are “just like us,” they have a point. After all, when they die some celebrities leave behind estate disputes – often nastier and on a larger scale. 317 more words

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Undue Influence Strikes Again

In 2014 the California Welfare and Institutions Code was updated with a newer, more broad definition of undue influence. The new definition terms this form of wrongdoing as “excessive persuasion that causes another person to act or refrain from acting by overcoming that person’s free will and results in inequity.”  A recent case of estate litigation out of San Diego Superior Court, as reported by the… 250 more words

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Elder Abuse in the News: More Red Flags

Elder financial abuse cases go unnoticed far more often than they might ever reach the news, but the story of Geraldine Webber is proving an exception to that rule. 384 more words

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Pension Poachers Prey on Our Veterans

This information can be found at http://www.ftc.gov

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Veterans and their families are a target for some dishonest advisers who are claiming to offer free help with paperwork for pension claims. 532 more words

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