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Four Florida Defendants Arrested And Charged With Elder Fraud

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Seniors spend many hours every year talking with estate planning lawyers about how to prevent conflict among your younger family members in the short term and the long term.  In families where your children are estranged from your grandchildren, you can sometimes be the grandparents who come to the rescue if you feel that… Read More »

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Unreasonable Restraint In Florida Nursing Homes

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Anyone who researches nursing homes where they plan to reside in the future if their health condition requires it, or who has had a family member enter a nursing home after suffering a sudden decline in health, fears nursing home abuse and neglect.  The term “abuse” calls to mind staff members striking nursing home… Read More »

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Quitclaim Fraud Targets Florida Seniors

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

The COVID-19 pandemic was disruptive to everyone, but how well people handled the disruption tended to be correlated with how much at home they feel on the Internet.  Young professionals snickered at the awkwardness of Baby Boomers during Zoom meetings, those silly Baby Boomers who positioned their computer camera to give a clear view… Read More »

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After Judge Throws Out Conviction, The Fate Of Three Defendants In South Florida Sweepstakes Fraud Case Hangs In The Balance

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

These days, Internet scams that prey on elderly people who do not understand rapidly changing consumer technologies get most of the publicity, but old-fashioned mail fraud is alive and well.  In fact, a sweepstakes fraud case in which four South Florida men allegedly swindled millions of dollars from more than a thousand victims is… Read More »

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93-Year-Old Floridian Gets Scammed By Niece And Great-Nephew While Hospitalized For COVID-19

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

They say that isolation is dangerous for seniors, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, elderly people found themselves in a lose-lose situation.  If they interacted in person with others, they faced infection with COVID-19, a disease which, at that time, had no vaccine and no known treatments, and for which people over 60 were considered… Read More »

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Seven Florida Nursing Home Residents Fall Victim To Identity Theft In PPP Loan Scam

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

If you are planning to retire soon, then the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) might not be among the pandemic-related news stories you have been following the most closely.  It is understandable that you might be focused more on which supermarkets have reserved the early morning hours for seniors and other medically vulnerable people or… Read More »

Identity

Beware of These Five Scams That Target Seniors

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Scams change with the times; the Spanish prisoner scam, which tended to operate by postal mail, morphed into the Nigerian prince scam in the age of email.  As technology and current events evolve, so do the opportunities to deceive people and defraud them out of money.  It is no secret that seniors are the… Read More »

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Lonely Grandmother Sent More Than $200,000 to Fraudsters She Met on Dating Websites

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

The first time your parents vetoed one of your decisions when you were a teenager, you probably felt motivated to become financially independent of them so that you could make your own decisions about money, relationships, and almost anything else.  As painful as it is to watch young people live beyond their means or… Read More »

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Caring for Elderly Relatives at Home Can Work for Your Family If You Plan Carefully

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Caring for family members is hard work.  In the 1980s, television episodes and standup comedy routines sometimes used to include jokes about how much money a woman would earn if she got paid a fair wage for all her work cooking, cleaning, and otherwise caring for her husband and children.  More recently, the public… Read More »

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When Irresponsible Spending by an Elderly Person Is a Sign of a More Serious Problem

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

It is not possible to make blanket statements about the financial habits of elderly people; people’s attitudes toward money are unique, as are the life experiences that have shaped those attitudes.  Many people who lived through lean times when they were young end up with a lifelong inclination toward frugality; therefore, if your parents’… Read More »

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