Category Archives: crimes against the elderly

First Line of Defense Against Scams Targeting Elderly

Every day, across the U.S., some individuals are preyed upon by con men and women, be it on the Internet, over the telephone, in-person, or via mail and wire fraud. In one U.S. state alone, the daily elderly victim count … Continue reading

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Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse – Guest Post by Dave Singleton

It’s as growing and widespread a problem as it is under-reported and complicated. I’m speaking about elder abuse, which is an epidemic in our country. Why is it under-reported? Many cases involve family or elders in a close relationship with … Continue reading

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Preventing and Reacting to Elder Abuse

Just over a week ago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on another senior citizen that was almost a victim of a financial exploitation scam.  Convinced the person on the other end of the phone was her grandchild, a KaneCounty grandmother was … Continue reading

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Stealing from the elderly – that’s just wrong!

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working with local authorities and a few financial institutions on Financial Exploitation of the Elder and lo and behold, here we are again this morning reading the headline of the local paper entitled … Continue reading

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TBN Beneficiaries and other scams targeting seniors

I was enjoying my U-Verse the other day and trying to decide which of the 400 channels to watch (I didn’t order that many but became the recipient during a mishap and am proudly observing) and I came across an … Continue reading

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Help! My sister has kidnapped my elderly parent

In my line of work helping caregivers who are caring for an elderly loved one, I hear all kinds of tragic stories against the elderly that mirror this one in Birmingham, AL. From those whose parents who have dementia and have … Continue reading

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What goes around comes around

I’m appalled by this story. As if our parents and grandparents don’t have it tough enough as it is. I’m of the mindset, this should be the penalty to anyone that pulls something like this. Corpus Christi, TX – Investigators say a … Continue reading

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