Chances are you have an elderly relative, friend or neighbor who has been financially abused. This could be the result of phishing, identity theft, Internet scam or late-night urgent phone requests from a “grandchild” who needs money and begs “please don’t tell Mom.” It could involve affinity fraud (think Bernie Madoff). It could be as subtle as undue sales pressure at a supposedly “free lunch” or as aggressively felonious as conning a senior hoping to get income from his home into signing over his deed.

Read more of Eleanor’s post from The Wall Street Journal’s “The Experts”>