The Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation project will train social workers and doctors to detect fraud against seniors who may be more vulnerable.

Despite the headlines about con artists like Bernie Madoff, your chance of getting swindled out of your life savings is relatively slim. But the possibility grows as you get older.

One senior in five has been taken in some form of financial con, according to a survey released last week. Read more >>

Source: Kathy M. Kristof (LA Times, 06/20/2010)

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