Last week, Kathryn was honored to speak at the Institute on Aging's conference on Financial Elder Abuse. The conference, "Swindles, Scandals, and Schemes", focused on the ways elders are exploited out of their money
Have you heard about the grandparent scam? A stranger will call up an elderly person, usually late at night, claiming to be their "favorite" grandson or granddaughter and asking for help. The caller will say there has been an emergency (usually, that they are out of the country in jail) and that they need gramps or grandma to send money ASAP and to keep it hush hush from the rest of the family.