Jul 22, 2019
The most common form of elder abuse in Kansas is financial abuse – and it’s often carried out through a variety of scams. These scams, which often seem legitimate, can be financially devastating. Unfortunately, determining the legitimacy of something can be challenging because scam artists will work tirelessly to gain your trust and are skilled at persuasion. K-State Research and Extension adult development and aging specialist Erin Yelland discusses some common “senior scams” and how to reduce the risk of becoming a victim.
Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.