People are ripping off seniors—and it’s making them sick

 

Source: Michelle Faust Raghavan - LAist ( Paid Registration )

Seniors, and the people who take care of them, need to be aware of their vulnerability to financial scammers. Elder financial abuse is rising steeply with 10,750 confirmed cases in California last year, according to Adult Protective Services.

That's a 176% increase since 2006.

And these ripoffs hurt more than pocketbooks. Experts say all types of elder abuse — even financial abuse alone — can increase the risk of hospitalization and death.

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