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Preventing fraud, elder abuse, guardianship problems and romance scams

by Pat McNees (updated 12-6-2020)

Gathered here are links to helpful articles about the many kinds of abuse elders may be subject to (including physical, sexual, and financial abuse) and steps they can take to avoid fraud and scams. Sadly, their abusers may be friends, family, caregivers, and professional advisors. Do your homework and protect yourself and those you care about. Click on:

Elder fraud and abuse, generally  (how to avoid being taken in)

Housing and financial fraud 

Home improvement and other types of scams 

Telemarketing and phone fraud, including IRS scams 

ATM and tax fraud and identity theft 

Elder abuse 

Fraud, abuse, neglect in elder guardianship system 

Where to monitor credit reports, check a charity's status 

Where to file a complaint if you've been scammed, defrauded, hacked, abused, cheated, etc.  Read More 

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