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BRIEF: Event aims to raise awareness of elder financial abuse

June 9, 2014

By Patrick McNamara, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson

June 09--The Arizona Attorney General's Office SAFEE (Stop Abuse and Financial Exploitation of Elders) task force is holding a public education event today.

Experts in areas of aging issues, banking and the legal system will be on hand between 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the main lobby of the Bank of Tucson Building, 4400 E. Broadway, to discus elder financial exploitation and ways to prevent it.

The event is held in partnership with local financial institutions like Bank of Tucson, Pima Federal Credit Union and the Pima Council on Aging.

The Arizona Attorney General's Office already has begun an educational campaign for bank workers to recognize the signs of potential exploitation, such as sudden changes in bank accounts, unexplained or out-of-the-ordinary withdrawals, adding unknown names to bank accounts, and changes in wills or other financial records.

The event is free. No registration is required to attend.

Patrick McNamara


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