Newburyport Daily News 10/26/13 – Help to stop financial exploitation of elders

Financial exploitation of elders continues to be a serious, unaddressed problem in Massachusetts. More than unauthorized use of a credit card or phone scams, financial exploitation can involve a finely tuned collaboration of multiple parties, targeting specific elders and their assets, separating them from their families and their homes, possessions, stocks and bank accounts. Elders, sitting on a lifetime of assets, may be particularly vulnerable to the persuasive and complex sales pitches of assisted living facilities, Realtors, financial advisers, land developers and attorneys.

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