My mother with dementia was recently scammed for $32,000. How does my father protect them?

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if you go through your mom's papers i am sure you could find the name of the company oh boy i would so sue these people!!!
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Fortunately when the dementia set in i was taking over moms mail so no one could have gotten away with scamming. prior to dementia however, she went to jiffy lube for an oil change 700 dollars later....i called the district attorny in her country and they took action we got our 700 back. there were multiple pending law suits with jiffy lube
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This happened to my mother also. A contractor charged her $10,000 to lay a vinyl floor in her laundry room....and while they were at it they broke her plumbing to both the toilets, and called her a few days later (after she paid them for the floor) to see if they could come over and fix the toilets and some other things in her house. She told them, "I know you cheated me, and if you call me again or come here I will call the Police", and they never bothered her again. I had no idea she was that deep into dementia to let that happen, and she did not tell me this happened for four months . When I asked her for their company name. she said she could not handle the stress and embarassment of going after them, and would not tell me. That was her first real mistake with money in her ENTIRE LIFE. So, since I am and was on all her bank and checking accounts , I took all the checks away from her, and paid all her bills for the next two years until I sold her house and she moved in with me---14 months ago. Today she could not even write a check--and from her handwriting on her cancelled checks, I could see she was barely able to write a check then.
If I would have had this web site to ask a question, and after reading the comments today on this topic, I would have done something. I was still working full time and I pictured myself in court fighting this and her....so I let it go!!

There is such good information on this web site to help us; I thank you all.
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You may need to take your Mom off all accounts if she is freely giving away money. I had a friend who's father went through almost their entire bank account before they knew what he was doing as he had always handled the money for the family. Talk to your banker about ways to protect their asets.
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Please give us some detail of the situation and how it came to be so we can be alert to this type of scam. I hope an attorney can help you I hope.
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get an attorney to get the money back... that is fraud!!! Was this over the phone or how did it happen sadly there are people with no sence of decency!
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