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I feel serving older victims of financial abuse can be a double edge problem. Alot of financial abuse is done by the older persons relative. The older person does not want to believe a family member woul...
Denise
03/06/2012
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Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation of the incapacitated elderly and disabled is a terrible crime. These victims are often forced into guardianships where they are forced to pay for being a victim throu...
Latifa Ring
07/22/2011
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Financial abuse of seniors can result in the loss of an entire family estate. Wills and Trusts documents are often forged, stolen or destroyed. Account names can be changed and assets can be transfered f...
James
03/22/2011
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07/21/2010
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Do you know of any specific resources that will assist elderly victims in getting back on track after becoming a victim of financial fraud? Since financial fraud is not a violent crime, their counseling ex...
Kim Ulmet
07/21/2010
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PS
07/29/2010
arrow icon AARP has a volunteer-based program called Money Management. ...
Deborah G.
07/29/2010
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Who are most often the perpetrators in instances of financial abuse of older individuals? If a family member is involved, what are the challenges to identifying the victims and then providing services?
JR
07/21/2010
arrow icon The Metlife Study showed that the largest group of perpetrat...
Latifa Ring
07/25/2011
arrow icon The perpetrators are most commonly adult children. Again, I...
Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
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what is the most common form of financial abuse against older individuals?
tammy
07/21/2010
arrow icon In my opinion it is family or someone the senior considers f...
Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
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How do I convince the elderly to report a crime such as financial abuse? Where do I as a Probation Officer/Victim advocate, start?
cmt@westchester
07/21/2010
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PS
07/29/2010
arrow icon There is a lot of information on-line. It depends on how th...
Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
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What would be the best way to approach a person who is financially abusing a senior?
a.velez50
07/21/2010
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Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
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What services are available for elder victims of financial abuse?
Gina-Marie Krop
07/21/2010
arrow icon Call your local Area Agency on Aging. They can recommend se...
angela DeLeon
07/29/2010
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What are Sweetheart Scams?
PollyW
07/21/2010
arrow icon Sweetheart scams are sad because lonliness is a problem with...
Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
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Elder Financial Abuse can be a very big problem in American Indian Communities where they receive "per cap" payments. With some tribes the checks are monthly and other yearly or bi-yearly. Does O...
Beatrice Jackso
07/21/2010
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are there materials (pamphlets, flyers etc) avaialble to the elderly? If so how do I get them? Does the victim need a police report in order to contact OVC?
cmt
07/21/2010
arrow icon OVCttac does have materials on Financial Exploitation and co...
Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
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Can you share any helpful hints on how you started your FAST team? Looking for a place to start and already existing resources.
Jenny Hicks
07/21/2010
arrow icon Of course, I could talk about this subject and our process f...
Betty Malks
07/21/2010
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Victim cooperation: when an elderly person has experienced identity theft, fraud, and/or actual theft of assets, and the victim expresses reluctance to provide information and assist in the investigation, ...
CORA
07/21/2010
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PS
07/29/2010
arrow icon We have just had 2 cases of seniors who were victimized and ...
Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
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What is a Triad?
paw722
07/21/2010
arrow icon TRIAD is three groups coming together to prevent victimizati...
angela DeLeon
07/29/2010
arrow icon The national website can best answer this for you...http://w...
K. McElwee
07/29/2010
arrow icon Cops, Seniors, and Community members working together (all t...
Merry O'Brien
07/29/2010
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Banks are hesitant to report financial exploitation. Have you experienced this and what suggestions do you have to increase their willingness to report?
Terri F
07/21/2010
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Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
arrow icon Bank personnel may be hesitant to report, but they are manda...
Tanya
07/21/2010
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Betty Malks
07/21/2010
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I'm an elder abuse victim advocate in a rural area. The elder population here are very self-reliant and hesitant to let everyone know their business. How do I overcome this barrier to helping victims find ...
Kim
07/21/2010
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James
03/29/2011
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K. McElwee
07/29/2010
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Do you think that elder abuse has increase over the course of the past twenty years. Do you think elder abuse has changed becuase of our lack of respect as a generation for elderly people.
Benjamin Bravo
07/21/2010
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Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
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Do all states have programs set up to help elderly that face financial abuse?
dee malhi
07/21/2010
arrow icon I believe all states have Area Agencies on Aging or a Dept. ...
angela DeLeon
07/29/2010
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Monica Nesmith
07/29/2010
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What tools do financial institutions need to help them combat senior financial abuse? How can a local coalition such as ours best assist banks and credit unions in our area? Who should we contact?
Merry O'Brien
07/21/2010
arrow icon One of the most important tools for financial institutions t...
Betty Malks
07/21/2010
arrow icon If you have a local Triad, contact them. If not,start one!!...
Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
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Many of the older victims I work with are resistent to change. How do you overcome this issue?
William D.
07/21/2010
arrow icon Many people of all ages are resistant to change, not just th...
Betty Malks
07/21/2010
arrow icon Seniors may seem resistent to change but actually have no ch...
Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
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I work with seniors who are victims of financial exploitation and have never seen a case where Social Security actually investigated and prosecuted a case of fraudulent use of a beneficiary's income by a r...
Deborah G.
07/21/2010
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K. McElwee
07/29/2010
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How can I reach out to the elderly in my neighborhood to warn them about potential threats?
Julie
07/21/2010
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James
03/29/2011
arrow icon I agree that police departments should have update statistic...
Benjamin Bravo
07/21/2010
arrow icon how do I obtain information for the Spainsh Speaking seniors...
cmt
07/21/2010
arrow icon I am the Elder Abuse educator in our county and I do present...
Jenny Hicks
07/21/2010
arrow icon There are several ways to reach out to elders. A major compo...
Betty Malks
07/21/2010
arrow icon In our community near our office we have a church that has l...
Christy
07/21/2010
arrow icon Go to your local police/sheriffs depts. and ask if they have...
Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
arrow icon I have had very good success in getting these types of messa...
Elizabeth Burns
07/21/2010
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(1) Have you encountered any seniors who have been victims of abuse related to reverse mortgage or home improvement loans? If so, how were they addressed? (2) Have you encountered financial abuse rela...
K Morton-Manley
07/21/2010
arrow icon I have. Reverse mortgages are on the rise. In the US there a...
Betty Malks
07/21/2010
arrow icon It is my understanding that people should only have power of...
BP
07/21/2010
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Kerry M.
07/21/2010
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Angela DeLeon
07/21/2010
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