Fraud Unit: Elder abuse

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The Better Business Bureau is giving us some warning signs to look for in observation of National Elder Abuse Day.

Warning signs may include:
·    Belongings or property is missing
·    Unusual bank account activity
·    Complaints from seniors that they can suddenly not afford normal purchases
·    Suspicious stories about people that normally wouldn't be involved in personal affairs now being involved
·    Unnecessary purchases (often big-ticket items)
·    Sudden changes to Power of Attorney or will
·    Sudden interest in an investment or business opportunity
·    Claims they have won a prize, lottery or vacation
·    Numerous unpaid bills or bounced checks