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How can I help make sure my aging parents don't become victims of a scam?

There are several things you can do to help protect parents from becoming victims of a scam.
  • Consider talking with your aging parents or loved ones about appointing a power of attorney. Doing so helps protect their financial plans.
  • Help your parents organize and update their financial documents.
  • If your parents are very trusting in nature, talk to them every now and then about people they may want to be wary of, such as individuals who go door-to-door with propositions or anyone who puts pressure on them to sign documents or hand over information.
This content originally appeared on HealthyWomen.org.
 

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