My Experience of “Everyday” Financial Elder Abuse

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We often hear stories in the news about the elderly being financially abused by unrelated parties. We read about the phone calls from fake technical support companies, people calling pretending to be the IRS, and e-mails from imposters pretending to be grandchildren in trouble. But, we cannot forget that elder abuse is occurring everyday by […]

PA Hosts National Adult Protective Services Conference

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Pennsylvania is hosting this year’s Annual National Adult Protective Service Associations (NAPSA) Conference from August 29 through 31 at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia.The theme is “Protect, Prevent, Empower.” The conference will feature many of the nation’s leading adult protective services professionals who will share their ideas, expertise, and creative new approaches. This national conference […]

A Shameful Problem: Elder Financial Abuse

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A new report suggests that financial abuse of older adults is much more prevalent than previously thought. The statistics we have been using on financial fraud and exploitation of the elderly may be way low. If you are over 65 you probably suspected this was true. If you are like me, you receive fraudulent telephone […]

IRS Warns About Tax Scams

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It’s tax season and the IRS is warning consumers about the many tax scams that are circulating this year. These include bogus emails and threatening phone calls. (See IRS Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts.) Among the currently popular cons: Email Phishing Scam: “Update your IRS e-file”  The victim receives emails that appear to be from the IRS […]