Seniors beware! Some areas of the country are reporting an increase of the number of scams, especially now that the warmer months are upon us. Seniors are unfortunately one of the most susceptible groups for these scammers to target. Most recently, there have been reports of funeral cons, exploiting grandchildren, and home improvement scams. To read more about these issues, please click on this link to the Investopedia.com article.
Scams against the elderly are a form of elder abuse that comes under the category of financial abuse/fraud. Elder abuse is a serious problem and seniors deserve to be compensated for injuries sustained from abuse or neglect. To find out how to hold the responsible party accountable for your or a loved one’s injuries, please contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer serving western and central Pennsylvania. He takes nursing home and hospital claims for elderly victims of abuse and neglect. For more information on his Altoona, PA practice, please visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com or call his office at 814-515-9074.