Financial exploitation has been called “the crime of the 21st century” with one study suggesting that older Americans lost at least $2.9 billion to financial exploitation in 2010 by a broad spectrum of perpetrators, including persons they know and trust, as well as strangers. This epidemic is under the radar, but awareness is the first step. Protect yourself and your loved ones with the below resource guide for older adults from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the FDIC.
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