According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Lubbock banks can be the first line of defense to prevent a growing problem of edlerly exploitation. Wednesday is first of a two-day conference for banking professionals and law enforecment.
They're being trained to see the signs of exploitation; for example, if an elderly person makes large bank withdrawls for no obvious reason.
DFPS spokesman Greg Cunningham says, "This month we are focusing on exploitation. We have a regular program on elder abuse that is called 'It is Everybody's Business'. This month we are focusing on exploitation. We see it as a problem, a growing problem and it's is going to get much worse as more people get older."
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