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The Issues With The Justice Department’s Expansion Of Its Elder Fraud Strike Force

The Justice Department recently announced an expansion of its Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force to fight against financial abuse. We applaud its efforts. However, no matter what the expansion puts into better transnational law enforcement, the heart of the problem and the worst of elder financial exploitation does not come…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 29, 2022
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Frustration For Families: Law Enforcement Isn’t Pursuing Financial Elder Abusers

Families are frustrated. When someone thinks a person is taking financial advantage of an aging parent, the public message is an urge to report to Adult Protective Services, or equivalent. APS, sometimes called by other names, is a local government entity tasked with investigating complaints about elder abuse and neglect.…
Mikol Davis
November 24, 2022
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How Collecting Data Does Not Stop Financial Abuse Of Aging Parents

Financial abuse of elders is growing. This is not surprising! The Office of Financial Protection For Older Americans documents that banks and other institutions filings of "suspicious activity reports" quadrupled between 2013 and 2017. Elders among us are being victimized by predators of all stripes, starting with family members.  According…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
August 3, 2022
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Frustration For Families: Law Enforcement Isn’t Pursuing Financial Elder Abusers

Families are frustrated. When someone thinks a person is taking financial advantage of an aging parent, the public message is an urge to report to Adult Protective Services. APS, sometimes called by other names, is a local government entity tasked with investigating complaints about elders. They, in turn can report…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
July 27, 2022
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Is This A Soap Opera? Aging Mom And Her Live-In Boyfriend

Is This A Soap Opera? Aging Mom And Her Live-In Boyfriend Dementia can disrupt even the coziest living arrangements between unmarried older adults. Cognitive impairment can set your aging parent up for financial manipulation. It’s very convenient for the live-in boyfriend or girlfriend to get into the partner’s bank account…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
April 11, 2022
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Can Your Aging Parent’s Live-In Partner Take Financial Advantage Of Your Loved One?

Dementia can disrupt even the coziest living arrangements between unmarried older adults. Cognitive impairment can set your aging parent up for financial manipulation. It’s very convenient for the live-in boyfriend or girlfriend to get into the partner’s bank account by coaching the impaired one to go the bank and take…
Carolyn Rosenblatt
November 15, 2021