We all know wonderful and kind older individuals, family members, friends, neighbors, fellow church members, and work friends.
These same kind older adults are too trusting and are often taken advantage of.
According to a MetLife 2010 study, More than 7.3 million older Americans — one in five of those over age 65 — have been ripped off. And half of those questioned reported signs of vulnerability. Don Blandin, head of the nonprofit Investor Protection Trust, which funded the study, says the findings make it clear that “a shockingly large number of older Americans are already victims of financial swindles, and millions more are in danger of being exploited.”
Click on the link below to read how you can help to protect your parents, your grandparents and all older adults you know. Increasing awareness of this issue is vital as exploitation of elders is on the rise.