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Financial Abuse: Help Loved Ones Protect Themselves

In 2020, the FBI reported a record amount of cybercrime complaints adding up to over $4.1 billion in losses. More than half of those losses were suffered by people aged 50 and older.

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Older Adults Suffer Financial Abuse From Family Members

Despite numerous telephone, mail and internet scams directed toward older adults, family members may perpetrate more financial elder abuse than strangers.

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Actor puts face to elder abuse ‘pandemic’

Tears with my morning coffee. That’s not the best way to start the day. Yet, that’s how it began when I turned on the news and saw one of the nation’s most beloved actors, Mickey Rooney, 91, pouring out his heart to lawmakers about the abuse that made him feel powerless against supposed loved ones.

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Elder Abuse is a social pandemic, according to lawmakers

ctor Mickey Rooney told Congress, March 2, that he was left powerless by a family member who took and misused his money. “I felt trapped, scared, used and frustrated,” Rooney told a special Senate committee considering legislation to curb abuses of senior citizens. “But above all, when a man feels helpless, it’s terrible.”

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Local woman left in recliner dies on 81st birthday

Five family members who lived with her face various elderly abuse charges and could see upgraded charges.

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