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Elder Justice and the White House Conference on Aging

The White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA), an event that occurs every ten years, will be held this summer in Washington D.C.  Over the last five months the WHCoA has been holding a series of regional forums designed to listen and involve older adults and stakeholders  in shaping aging policies over the next decade.  343 more words

Financial Exploitation

Man Charged With Stealing Over $1M From Uncle With Dementia

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Nashwauk man has been charged with stealing over a million dollars from his uncle who was suffering from dementia.

Patrick Vincent Pecchia, 56, has been charged with one count of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. 263 more words


Vulnerable Adults

I had an article published in the state bar journal this month about financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.  For those interested in reading it, click here.

Vulnerable Adults

Study Suggests Some People Are More Vulnerable to Online Fraud Than Others

by Barbara Parrott McGinity, LMSW

One of the recurring scams I hear about from older adults is the “Microsoft Scam.” How does it work? You receive a phone call telling you “this is Microsoft and we have detected a virus on your computer and we want to help you.” They ask for access to your computer. 436 more words

Scams And Fraudulent Business Practices

'Tis the Season for IRS Scams

Well, it’s that time of year again—tax season. And you can be sure that the world’s scam artists are on the job. According to a… 517 more words

Financial Exploitation

Protecting Older Adults From Financial Exploitation

Financial exploitation costs older Americans billions of dollars nationally.  Financial exploitation takes a variety of different forms, including abuse by an authorized agent under a financial power of attorney, abuse by a guardian established under a court-ordered guardianship, fraudulent conveyance of real estate, fraud by home contractors, unauthorized used of credit cards and bank accounts, pressured sales techniques, scams, and exploitative telemarketing and collections practices. 59 more words

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