Seniors and fraud: let's talk about it
America is aging — baby boomers are now moving toward their 60s and 70s. With the number of older Americans rising comes an increased risk that they may be defrauded of their life savings — sometimes by someone they know and trust, even members of their own family.
Minnesotans are known for looking out for one another. Yet, as this growing trend of fraud against seniors underscores, our neighborly attention would do well to extend beyond helping shovel after a big snowfall to the more sensitive topic of preventing elder financial abuse.