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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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An NPR Interview With Shannon Miller on Financial Vulnerability

by David Brancaccio of NPR’s Marketplace Listen to the broadcast. Shannon Miller was interviewed by David Brancaccio of NPR’s Marketplace for his radio broadcast on age-associated financial vulnerability. Financial vulnerability is thought to make older adults more susceptible to scams. According to the research, “There is neuroscience and psychological data to suggest our ability to detect sketchy situations may decline. Or, we may become prone to seeing the upside of a risky deal and blow off the downside....

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018

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Financial Exploitation: Interview About The New Law

Sharing Her Expertise in Financial Exploitation of the Elderly Miller Elder Law Firm Founder, Shannon Miller, ESQ., was recently interviewed about her expertise in financial exploitation of the elderly by Juan C. Antúnez for his blog “Probate & Trust Litigation Blog.”  Mr. Antunez is a partner with Stokes McMillan Antúnez P.A., a boutique trusts and estates law firm located in Miami, Florida. Shannon M. Miller of The Miller Elder Law Firm, PA, in Gainesville, Florida is a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder...

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016

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Financial Exploitation of the Elderly-What You Need To Know

Protecting Our Aging Adults Presented by the White House Conference on Aging Older Adults are prime targets for financial exploitation both by persons they know and trust and by strangers. 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.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the FDIC have teamed up to help us do something about the financial abuse of the elderly. Many cases of elder financial...

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015

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