Ohio man seeks advisers' help in battling senior financial abuse

03/6/2013 | Financial Advisor online

Thomas Fields of Ohio says his father fell victim to financial abuse and is asking financial advisers to offer suggestions for dealing with such abuse and to join him in encouraging Congress and state legislators to enact stronger protections for the elderly. "There are agencies in place to prevent abuse, but we need a checklist mandated by the states to make sure abuse gets detected and that there is someone responsible to determine when there is suspicious behavior," Fields says.

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