Senior Financial Abuse: Reverse Mortgage Scams

The increasing frequency of reverse mortgages has unfortunately meant that mortgage scams are also on the rise. Preying on fears of financial insecurity, scammers convince the senior that a reverse mortgage is the answer to the senior’s financial problems. In …

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Senior Financial Abuse: Power of Attorney Abuse

Granting power of attorney (POA) to someone is a significant step. Having power of attorney over someone means having the right to make legal decisions for that person. Some people can use this power maliciously, causing a senior to lose …

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Senior Financial Abuse: Annuity and Living Trust Scams

Annuities and living trusts are well-established legal products that can help provide economic security to seniors. But some unscrupulous con artists target seniors to buy these products at a high cost or to raid their assets. They target seniors through …

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Predatory Lending

Predatory lending is any lending practice that imposes unfair or abusive loan terms on a borrower. It is also any practice that convinces a borrower to accept unfair terms through deceptive, coercive, exploitative or unscrupulous actions for a loan that …

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Prevent Medicare Fraud: 10 Do’s and Don’ts

From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1. Don’t let anyone borrow or pay to use your Medicare ID card. 2. Don’t respond to telemarketers who say they are from Medicare or Social Security and ask for payment over the …

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