Elder Fraud, Delia Ephron & Young Entrepreneur: Fidget Spinners

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Older people can be targets of fraud, from Oscar-worthy phone scammers who claim they're grandchildren in desperate need of emergency cash to family members swindling them out of retirement savings. Seniors are bilked out of billions of dollars each year.  A proposed state law would compel financial institutions, which often are the first to see suspicious activity, to report suspected abuse. On The Sound of Ideas, we'll talk with the bill's sponsor, Republican State Senator Steve Wilson of Maineville, a former banker. And we'll cover other ways scammers are preying on the elderly and what they, and we, can do to protect them. An elder abuse lawyer and a consumer advocate join us for that. Then, a conversation with author Delia Ephon on collaboration. And a 7th grader makes fidget spinners for profit. 

 

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Ohio Hopes
To report abuse, neglect, or exploitation, call the Adult Protective Services free hotline at 1-855-OHIO-APS (855-644-6277)

Scam Squad

To report a scam, please call 216-443-7035 

Guests: 

-State Sen. Steve Wilson, (R-Maineville)

-Sheryl Harris, Director, Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs

-Adam Fried, Lawyer, Reminger Law Firm

-Delia Ephron, Author, Screenwriter & Playwright

-Aiden Owens, Incoming 7th Grader, Harmon Middle School in Aurora 

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