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Op-ed: The movie ‘I Care A Lot’ can teach us how to prevent elder financial abuse

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Rosamund Pike accepts the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy, award for "I Care a Lot" via video from Ben Stiller at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Feb. 28, 2021 in New York.Peter Kramer/NBC | NBCUniversal | Getty ImagesThe Netflix movie "I Care A Lot" provides insight on how to protect the elderly from being targeted by financial scammers.The movie stars actress Rosamund Pike, who plays devious and conniving businesswoman Marla Grayson. She makes a living by convincing the legal system to grant her guardianship over seniors, and she pretends they cannot take care of themselves.With this new legal power over her clients' finances, Grayson drains their bank accounts and pockets any valuables for herself. Up against her quick-witted legal jargon, no one can come cl...