Educational Section

Below are articles to explain some of the different types of elder financial abuse. These articles depict just how devastating a predator financial attack can be for victims.

Protecting Veterans

Bloomberg Magazine: “Pension Poachers’ Are Targeting America’s Elderly Veterans”

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA): “What is ‘Pension Poaching,’ and How Can You Avoid It” 

Fox News: “Oldest veteran in US, 112, robbed of savings, identity, family says” 

Guardianships

YouTube: “Disgraced former Nevada guardian sentenced to serve up to 40 years”

The New Yorker: “How The Elderly Lose Their Rights”

AP News: “Ex-appointed guardian gets prison in Nevada elder abuse case”

Convictions of largest predators found by the Center For Combating Elder Financial Abuse

The New York Times: “Texas Radio Host Who Bilked Listeners Out of Millions Is Sentenced to Life – William Neil Gallagher, 80, took at least $23 million from more than 190 people to fuel a Ponzi scheme using their retirement savings, according to court records.”

YouTube: “Attorney Swindled Elderly Maryland Woman Out of $1.8M”

The Washington Post: “Md. lawyer sentenced to 12 years for stealing from client”

The Seattle Times: “Ex-Issaquah insurance agent pleads guilty to $1M theft”

Living Trust Mills: Estate Planning and “Free Dinners”

Living Trust Mills – California Attorney General

Living Trust Mills – Minnesota Attorney General

Expiring driver’s license text/email fraud
https://www.stcharlesil.gov/scam-alerts