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Elder Financial Abuse & Bank Accountability

When a bank attempts to pass the buck on elder financial abuse, should it be held accountable for its actions? As reported by the Santa Cruz Sentinel’s Jeremy Thomas, … 363 more words

Elder Abuse

Spotlight on Scams

Older Americans lose $2.9 billion a year to financial abuse and exploitation, according to MetLife’s 2011 Study on Elder Financial Abuse. Elder financial abuse has become the “crime of the 21st century” as the growing elder population is targeted by scammers, con artists, and sometimes, regrettably, their own relatives and caregivers. 345 more words

Financial Exploitation

Ernie Banks: A Classic Case of Undue Influence?

When baseball great Ernie Banks, known to generations of fans as “Mr. Cub,” died last month at age 83, the nation was saddened at his passing, and his family mourned.  357 more words

Elder Abuse

Lasting power of attorney - revocation.

Re SB 2015 http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2015/7.html is another case heard by Senior Judge Lush, involving a person who signed a Lasting Power of Attorney, giving her sons the ability to manage her financial affairs on her behalf when she lost capacity. 352 more words

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BBB Advice on What to Do After a Data Breach Compromises Your Identity

Better Business Bureau (BBB) has some suggestions for consumers concerned that their personal identifying information (PII) may have been compromised by a data breach. PII includes name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, and other information that can be used for identity theft. 350 more words

Scams And Fraudulent Business Practices

Estate Battles: Competency and Trusteeship

The fight for New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson’s nearly $2 billion fortune took another turn yesterday when a Texas probate judge removed him from trusteeship… 489 more words

Elder Abuse

Good Guys Win Financial Exploitation Case

Frances and Elizabeth Stafford were sisters in the Bay City area. When Elizabeth died, her trust continued for the benefit of Frances. Frances was a vulnerable adult, physically and cognitively impaired. 216 more words

Financial Exploitation