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Elderly provided protection tips

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Community Trust Bank is reminding consumers of all ages and businesses that today is “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.”

According to bank officials, financial abuse, fraud and identity theft are increasing problems for seniors who are particularly vulnerable with the proliferation of the Internet.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, seniors throughout the U.S. lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation.

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