11/12/2012 04:16 pm ET

Are Our Aging Parents Sitting Ducks?

Two ruthless swindlers were arrested in New York for tricking an elderly woman out of her multi-milliion-dollar property in Harlem she had owned for over 40 years.

A home care worker bilked a frail elder out of her life’s savings of $350,000.

These stories keep coming up. Family members do it. Salesmen touting unsuitable annuities do it. Realtors collude with thieves and they do it. Even lawyers do it. They prey on unsuspecting or impaired elders to rip them off.

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