Santa Monica’s Henrietta Tolhurst Tells How She Was Scammed
Henrietta Tolhurst was told she had won $22,000 and all she had to do was pay the taxes and attorney’s fees, put the money in a magazine and leave it for the caller and she’d get her prize money. She urges Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) to pass the Elder Justice Act to protect people like her.
Financial abuse alone costs the nation’s seniors some $2.6 billion a year.
The Elder Justice Act would educate law enforcement, financial institutions, caregivers and family members about elder financial abuse.
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