Learn about the new initiatives – and tech – that can keep you and your loved ones protected
Elder fraud is in the news a lot, but something is finally being done to help combat this growing problem. Many banks and brokerage firms are now beginning to take measures to keep their older customers protected. However, brokerage firms will frequently protect themselves to avoid lawsuits. If you feel that a stockbroker has abused your trust, counsel should be sought to try and recover damages.
Wells Fargo Advisors has been examining the issue for over a decade, and in 2010 the company started tracking cases of elder financial fraud. Then they were getting an average of about 30 every month. But four years later, that number climbed to almost 100. And now? It’s about twice that.