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Tampa Bay Elder Lawyers: 5 Preventive Steps to Help Your Elderly Loved One Avoid Financial Exploitation

Tampa Bay Elder Lawyers often warn that elderly loved ones are at increased risk of financial exploitation. Scammers target the older generation knowing that their cognitive abilities are likely in decline and that they are not typically tech-savvy. Predators can rob your loved one of their entire life savings – we’ve seen it.  That is why we have put together this list of five
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Seniors: Beware of This IRS Phone Scam in Florida

How to deal with a frightening IRS phone scam in Florida. As tax time approaches, scammers are actively targeting our most vulnerable seniors in the Tampa Bay area with IRS threats and hoaxes.  Each year, IRS scams manifest themselves in a variety of ways, including direct mail solicitations, email solicitations or harassing phone calls.  As a Tampa Bay elder law attorney, I often receive
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Elder Exploitation

With the aging of our population, elder exploitation is a growing problem in the U.S.  In Florida, we have a large older population, and so this issue is even more prevalent.  Many times, the exploitation occurs at the hands of a caregiver or some unrelated person, but very often, the exploitation is done at the hands of a family member.  When this happens, it
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