According to a study financed by the Justice Department, as many as one in 20 older adults said they were financially mistreated in the recent past. And with 10,000 people turning 65 every day for the next decade, a growing pool of retirees are susceptible to such exploitation.

To help elders in financial and other distress, more municipalities, using federal funds, are training law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and social workers how to spot the sometimes subtle signals that may indicate someone has been swindled.

You can read the entire November 27, 2015 New York Times article here.