Financial Elder Abuse May Just Be A Click Away…
The Elderly Population
The elderly population is growing like never before as boomers age. The number of seniors living in California alone rose 18.3 percent between 2000-2010. And the elderly population is projected to double between the years of 2010 and 2030. This of course is a good thing — –people are living longer and healthier lives. But the shift in age demographics isn’t the only big story for the 21st Century: the aging of America’s population falls precisely at the same time as a massive revolution in technology. And that creates an entire nexus of new problems.
How Technology Could Breed Abuse
There are two types of grandparents: those who text, and those who don’t. But studies suggest that the former group is increasing rapidly and becoming more tech-savvy than ever. Ironically, though, this could increase the number of seniors susceptible to financial elder abuse on the internet.
Elders are not randomly susceptible to financial abuse; they are targeted more often than young people. Some of the scams are individuals impersonating loved ones and asking for money over the internet via email or social media. These types of scammers are difficult to track and catch before they financially abuse another individual.
While it is often suggested that these types of cases are difficult to prosecute, Evans Law Firm takes a very assertive stance against elder abuse, and our attorneys work with a variety of cases and situations in order to protect our senior citizens of San Francisco California and beyond.
If you or a loved one has suffered from financial elder abuse in San Francisco County or in any California county, whether at the hands of technology or another method, contact the Evans Law Firm elder attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.