Elder financial exploitation is a national problem.
Have you or a loved one been a victim of financial exploitation?
Are you afraid you or your elderly parent will be targeted?
If yes, then you can rest assured actions are being taken to prevent such crimes.
According to a recent kiow.com article titled “Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill Curbing Crimes Against Seniors,” the Senate passed the Elder Abuse Prevention and Protection Act of 2017.
It will allow increase information and data sharing and collection regarding elder abuse and exploitation.
The bill was designed with the financial exploitation in mind as it can sometimes be overlooked.
Why was it created?
The bill was designed as the result of a 2016 Judiciary hearing regarding financial abuse of older Americans.
Seniors lose $36 billion annually to criminals who take their financial resources.
The bill found support from many organization including SIFMA, the Alzheimer's Association, the 60 Plus Association, the Consumers Union, and the National Center for Victims of Crime.
Perhaps this bill will help bring criminal opportunists to justice.
Remember: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When making your financial, tax and estate plans, do not go it alone. Be sure to engage competent professional counsel.
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Reference: kiow.com (August 4, 2017) “Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill Curbing Crimes Against Seniors”