Monday, October 1, 2007

Bloggers Against Abuse

This is another red day for all bloggers out there. Today, 27th, I will blog for the good cause. Before this I've received invitation from members of BlogCatalog to post for charity. And this is it. Lets join the movement together, all you need to do is just post something about abuse. And in the mean time:
- Spread the word among all the bloggers you know. Perhaps even give them a link to this Discussion.
- If you are a graphic's designer, perhaps you can come up with some small badges announcing the event, that we can then place on our blogs. To share the badge, place it on this thread.
- List any organizations, on this thread, who are involved in putting an end to abuse.
If you want more info, please visit BlogCatalog.

And for my topic today, I'm going to talk about Elder Financial Abuse!

I've been searching through the net, and there are some important points that you will need to
know, to prevent elder financial abuse from happening. We need to raise the public awareness about this issue. Maybe you're just at your 20s or 30s, like me, but we are humans. We will grow old and someday we might face this kind of problems as well.

Lets get started. First, elder financial abuse includes:
1. Taking money or property
2. Forging an elder person's signature
3. Getting an older person to sign a deed, will, or power of attorney through deception, coercion, or undue influence
4. Using the older person's property possessions without permission
5. Promising lifelong care in exchange for money or property and not following through on the promise
6. confidence crimes are the use of deception to gain victims' confidence
7. Scams are fraudulent or deceptive acts
8. Fraud is the use of deception, trickery, false pretence, or dishonest acts or statements for financial gain
9. Telemarketing scams. Perpetrators call victims and use deception, scare tactics, or exaggerated claims to get them to send money. They may also make charges against vistims' credit cards without authorization

You can read all the info here, in National Committee For The Prevention Of Elder Abuse.
By the way, if you're facing these kind of problems, and you're not sure whether it is considered as an abuse or not, you can visit here, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform. From this site, you can learn how to recognize the signs of financial abuse. In case you're not clear with what elder financial abuse means, you can visit Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

I believe that if you visit all the websites above, you definitely will know more about elder financial abuse. Let us together raise the public awareness about this issue and prevent it. Like the saying goes, 'prevention is better than cure'. This is always true.
Happy Blogging.
Source: The Millionaire Secret

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