The State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development is making three phone bank lines available to elders and their family members Thursday for Elder Investment and Financial Exploitation National Call-in Day.
Mark Kelsey with the Department of Commerce says experts will be available on the other end of the phone lines to answer questions on finances, health and abuse.
It is estimated that one out of every five Americans over the age of 65 has been victimized by a financial swindle. Of particular concern are seniors with mild cognitive impairment.
Seniors who find themselves in such a situation should call the phone bank lines . In Alaska, they will be open from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 10th.
For general finance questions, call: 1-888-227-1776
For health questions: 1-888-303-0430
And for financial abuse questions: 1-888-303-3297
You can also visit www.investorprotection.org to learn more.
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