EverSafe in the News
AARP BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS EVERSAFE IN ARTICLE ON PREVENTING ELDER FRAUD
An article in the September AARP Bulletin focused on elder financial abuse, chronicling allegations of exploitation involving two well-known seniors—88-year-old Buzz Aldrin (the second astronaut to walk on the moon), and Marvel cartoonist (Spiderman), 95 year old Stan Lee. The piece covered what to look for in assessing an individual’s vulnerability, and demonstrated that fraud in later life can happen to anyone. Seven expert-approved prevention tips were offered to seniors and caregivers in the piece. They include advance planning, keeping in regular touch with seniors, utilizing direct deposit of checks, and initiating a monitoring service that tracks activity and notifies a trusted party regarding suspicious activity—like EverSafe.
The piece also referenced EverSafe in a podcast from the AARP series: “The Perfect Scam”, which featured the landmark Brooke Astor case, in which her only son was charged and convicted of stealing from her estate after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.