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Educated Employees are the First Line of Defense in the Fight Against Data Hacking

by Barbara Parrott McGinity, LMSW
BBB Education Foundation

Data Breach! System has been hacked! Personal information stolen! From the IRS to Chase Bank to Blue Cross Blue Shield, we are reading about security systems being infiltrated by criminal hackers every day. 620 more words

Scams And Fraudulent Business Practices

Programs and Tools to Protect Seniors from Financial Exploitation

by Barbara Parrott McGinity, LMSW

In June, I attended an event in Washington, DC for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The focus was on financial exploitation, with a number of presentations and individuals addressing this growing problem. 473 more words

Financial Exploitation

Change in Medicare Numbers can be Bonanza for Scammers

By Barbara Parrott McGinity, LMSW

Good news! Congress passed a bill in April 2015 to replace the Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with a randomly selected number. 338 more words

Financial Exploitation

Penn Memory Center Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015

The 10th anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was internationally recognized on Monday, June 15th through events raising awareness about the public health significance of neglect and abuse of older persons.  238 more words

Aging Well

Scam of the Month: Relationship Scams

Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote that in springtime, “a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.”  Well, the same can be true for seniors of any gender!  383 more words

Financial Exploitation

What is Elder Abuse and Neglect?

Photo courtesy of:  http://www.stopelderabuse.co.uk/portfolio.html

Let’s face it, unfortunately, Elder Abuse and Neglect is becoming a major problem in our society as it is today. In Illinois alone, in 2011, there were 11,000 reported cases of elder abuse. 221 more words


Why Don’t you do More Public Awareness

by Barbara Parrott McGinity, LMSW

One of the most common questions we receive from individuals reporting a scam or revealing they are victim is “why is there not more public awareness or efforts to warn people.” Actually that is what we strive to do on a daily basis. 489 more words

Scams And Fraudulent Business Practices