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Comfort Care Contracts: Medicaid Planning or Elder Fraud?

Lessons on avoiding elder fraud should start when young.  Children can get greedy when it comes to sharing with their siblings.  And that does not stop when they become adults.  When “Medicaid Planning” for their elderly parents is thrown into the mix, the results can be disastrous. Many if not most Medicaid Planning attorneys are […]

Proving Fraud When Elderly Victim Has Been Isolated

Proving Fraud When Elderly Victim Has Been Isolated: Circumstantial Evidence In many cases of elder fraud, there is no direct evidence, or “proof”, of the fraud. The elderly victim often is first cleverly isolated by the perpetrator, who sometime is a family member. Months or years later, the rest of the family discovers that during the […]

10 Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Elder Fraud

Elder fraud and financial abuse is on the rise! Here are ten tips to help avoid becoming a victim. 1. Avoid sending money or providing personal financial information. Be cautious who you disclose your bank account, credit card, and social security numbers to. Suspicious, but realistic looking checks made out for a considerable amount of […]