Monday, April 2, 2007

California Bankers Association Publishes “A Call To Arms To Protect Our Seniors” by the Edcomm Group’s Dr. Linda Eagle

New York, NY, March 31, 2007 --( California Bankers Association (CBA), the largest banking trade association, has published “A Call to Arms to Protect Our Seniors” by Dr. Linda Eagle, president of The Edcomm Group.

The Edcomm Group partnered with CBA in September 2006 in an effort to combat elder financial abuse and deliver training to banks in California. California is at the forefront of protecting its elderly customers and has played a large role in elevating elder financial abuse to a national issue.

With more than 5 million cases per year, elder financial abuse is the number one crime committed against persons age 65 and older.

Elder financial abuse is defined as the illegal taking, misuse or concealment of funds, property or assets of elders, through trickery, intimidation or force, or without consent. Elder financial abuse can involve anything from a telemarketer's solicitation on behalf of a fake charity to a family member's misuse of power of attorney.

The Edcomm Group
Linda Eagle

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