Call-in day to protect elders from financial abuse Nov. 10

Published 7:17 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2011

If you or a loved one are among the many citizens over the age of 65 who have been victimized by a financial swindle, you may be interested in an opportunity to get free advice about avoiding such situations.

On Thursday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. –  6 p.m., Kiplinger’s and several other national organizations will offer a toll-free nationwide call-in service for individuals seeking information about protecting elder Americans from financial abuse. Three categories of information are available:

• General financial information – call 888-227-1776.

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• Medical information about conditions that can increase vulnerability to financial abuse – call 888-303-0430.

• Information about the most common ways older adults are financially exploited and methods for preventing such abuse – call 888-303-3297.

Callers’ questions will be answered by health care professionals and members of the Financial Planning Association and the National Adult Protective Services Association.

– article submitted by Lou Parton, Polk County DSS