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.
- “I don’t know if the gravity really is hitting everybody, but we’ve been arguing for recognition since statehood, and under this administration the attorney general has provided an opinion that, yes, tribes do exist, that we have inherent sovereignty,” said Richard Peterson, president of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
For third time in 2 years, state officials cite Skagway Assemblyman for financial disclosure violationsHenry’s checkered candidate disclosure record was discovered when he pleaded guilty to federal tax crimes in early 2016. Henry hadn’t paid income tax for a number of years.
- Studies suggest most of the people coming to the area with the warplanes will likely offset a decrease in the Fairbanks-area population from cuts in funding for state agencies and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
- BP isn't disputing that the incidents took place. The company has already taken extreme steps to address the issue.