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Raising awareness about financial abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Posted at 11:35 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 02:35:20-04

According to the Department of Justice, financial exploitation is one of the most frequently reported types of abuse that the elderly experience. Older adults lose almost three billion dollars each year through scams, con artists, forgery, identity theft, and more.

The Kern County Department of Aging and Adult Services hosts an annual conference each June during Elder Abuse Awareness Month where law enforcement and financial experts speak and answer questions.