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Age Of Fraud: Are Seniors More Vulnerable To Financial Scams?

What You Must Know To Stop Scams and Exploitation by Shannon Miller Brains and Losses is an investigative report by Marketplace.org regarding the epidemic that is exploitation.  The full hour program can be found here. It was a pleasure being able to work with these professionals explaining how exploitation is affecting seniors in the state of Florida and what we are doing about it.  My involvement in the report reflects how serious this epidemic has affected seniors in our state.  Since the exploitation injunction became...

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019

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Latest Medicare Scam: DNA/Genetic Testing Schemes

Beware of Latest Medicare Scam DNA/Genetic testing schemes are on the rise! A Press Release From Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE Program Gainesvlle, FL – Each year, the Medicare program loses $60 billion to fraud. The best way to reduce this figure is beneficiary education to prevent and reduce known pathways to fraudulent activities and unethical billing practices. The SHINE Senior Medicare Patrol Program has been hearing about DNA and genetic testing schemes in other parts of the country, and we recently learned...

Posted by on May 23, 2019

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Asset Freeze Law: An Update

Protecting Vulnerable Adults With Asset Freeze Law by Shannon Miller, ESQ The Asset Freeze Law Overview On July 1, 2018 the new law, Injunction for Protection from Exploitation/Asset Protection for Vulnerable Adults, went into effect.  Under the new injunction statute, using the current framework for injunctions against domestic violence, a circuit court can provide a process to “stop the bleed” of assets where vulnerable adults are being victimized.  This injunction provides another tool to stop exploitation and...

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019

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Elder Law, Exploitation, In The News, Shannon Miller

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New Law Allowing Credit Freeze For Financial Caregivers

What You Should Know About Credit Freeze To Protect Against Financial Exploitation This article was written by Stacy Canan and Lois Greisman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If you manage someone else’s money, protecting your loved one from financial exploitation and scams is among your important responsibilities. Starting Sept. 21, 2018, a new federal law lets some financial caregivers request a security freeze, also called a credit freeze, on their loved one’s behalf. Taking this step can help protect them...

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018

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How To Handle Family Exploitation

Brother, Alleged Exploiter, Receives Equal Inheritance As Siblings By Shannon Miller, Esq. The Miller Elder Law Firm presents a question & answer session on family exploitation and possible legal solutions. “My brother moved in our Mom’s house last year to take care of her. She was 88 and fearful about being moved into a nursing home.  He did not have a place to live, so she agreed to let him move in so she could remain in her home. My sister and I were unaware of this arrangement and became immediately...

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

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New Security Freeze Legislation Protects Seniors

The New Law Provides Free Security Freezes To Protect Your Credit Report  Written by Jeremiah Battle, National Consumer Law Center Overview Of Security Freeze Law There are many scams targeting older adults that trick them into giving money to bogus companies, timeshares,or bail for grandchildren.  Identity theft is another scam that lures people into giving out personal information. The scammers then use this information to steal the older adults’ identity and ruin a lifetime of positive credit. A new law signed by the...

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018

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