Senior citizens scammed out of $1 million

The director and guiding voice behind a phone scam that stole $1 million from senior citizens in Broward, Palm Beach and other Florida counties has been charged in West Palm Beach federal court, prosecutors say.

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What will Louisiana's latest special session cover? Unemployment, Hurricane Laura relief, more

The Louisiana Legislature will begin its second special session of the year at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28, legislative leaders said Monday.

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Florida police chief warns of elder scam that defrauded 16K from senior couple

Now more than ever senior citizens should be on guard for scammers looking to make quick money during the coronavirus pandemic, which is why Winter Park Police Chief Michael Deal decided to share a recent story about grandparents in his community who were scammed out of $16,000.

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41% don’t trust assisted living, nursing homes to keep residents safe during pandemic: survey

Forty-one percent of participants in a new survey said they don’t trust assisted living communities and nursing homes to keep older adults safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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New scam in Jefferson County has cost some grandparents thousands

Jefferson County sheriff’s officials are issuing a strong warning to grandparents to beware of a recent scam targeting them.

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HHS extends coverage for COVID-19 screening at nursing homes

Nursing homes in states that prohibit the use of point-of-care COVID-19 tests to screen for the disease can now do so after the Department of Health and Human Services extended coverage to include congregate facilities.

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High pressure scammers targeting senior citizens to buy COVID testing kit

There’s a warning in Madison County, Illinois about a phone scam targeting senior citizens, saying they need to buy a COVID-19 testing kit.

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Florida reports lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in more than two months

Florida reported its lowest number of new cases of COVID-19 in more than two months Monday, continuing a downward trend that has taken hold over the past six weeks.

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Elder Abuse Task Force Recognizes Rep. Sharon Cooper For Work On Nursing Home Reform

Officer Chuck McPhilamy of the Marietta Police Department distributed a statement on behalf of the North Georgia Elder Abuse Task Force recognizing Georgia state Representative Sharon Cooper, HD-43, Marietta, for her work in the successful passage and signing into law of House Bill 987.

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