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Category: Elder Abuse

Romance Scams

Sep 3, 2021 Evelyn is in her early sixties. She was divorced a few years ago, and thought it was time to try dating again. She signed up for an online dating service that markets specifically to people over 50 and set up her profile. In the first week, she received several responses to her…
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Grandparent Scams

Aug 13, 2021 A while back, I got a call from my Mother.  She was really upset and wanted to know if my daughter was okay.  Wondering what was going on, I assured her that my daughter was doing well and that everything was fine.  How could everything be fine, she demanded, when my daughter…
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Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice

Jul 1, 2021 Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice: Analyzing Frequently Victimized Yet Rarely Discussed Populations (published June 2021) explores the true scope of crime victims and pioneers the assertion that our view of victims needs to be more inclusive by exploring invisible victims that are rarely, if ever, a focus of discussions in traditional…
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Month (2021)

Jun 4, 2021 June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, and was launched 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.  Elder abuse is a largely hidden and growing problem in the United States. It is…
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Fraud Alert: COVID-19 Scams

Dec 28, 2020. As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults and people with disabilities are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, they may target these…
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Elder Abuse & Covid-19

Jul 24, 2020 According a study conducted by the National Institute of Justice, 11% of the 5,000 adults age 60 and over who were surveyed reported some form of mistreatment. Of those who reported physical mistreatment only 31% had reported it to authorities. Social isolation is a known risk factor for elder abuse. The social…
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Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Jun 6, 2020 June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, and was launched 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.  Elder abuse is a largely hidden and growing problem in the United States. It is…
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Elder Protective Services on 1623 Studios

June 5, 2020 SeniorCare Protective Services Director Renee Carr discussed the issue of Elder Abuse and how SeniorCare is continuing to provide protective services to the elder community with 1623 Studios.

Property Fraud

May 22, 2020 A while back, I attended a presentation by the Southern Essex County Registry of Deeds concerning property fraud and the danger it poses to homeowners on the North Shore.  It was frightening to hear how easy it is for a person to steal someone’s identity and to steal their home.  Public documents,…
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COVID-19 Consumer Warnings and Safety Tips

Mar 27, 2020 This article was originally published on the Federal Communications Commission website. View the article and find updates here. If you are concerned about an older adult (age 60 or older), and have reason to believe he/she is a victim of elder abuse, neglect, self-neglect or financial exploitation call the Massachusetts-based Elder Abuse…
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