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The Globe & Mail – ‘Skyrocketing’ level of elder financial abuse rising further during COVID-19

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One in five seniors will experience the abuse in which family members, caregivers or so-called friends take advantage of an elderly person’s finances, says Laura Tamblyn Watts, president and chief executive officer of CanAge, a national seniors’ advocacy group, who also teaches a course on law and aging at the University of Toronto. If online and phone phishing scams perpetrated by strangers are included, the number is even higher.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/investing/globe-advisor/advisor-news/article-skyrocketing-level-of-elder-financial-abuse-rising-further-during/

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