Areas of Interest
“ Some men rob you with a six-gun, others rob you
with a fountain pen.” —Woody
When musician Woody Guthrie penned these lyrics, he never could have imagined
the weapons and schemes that crooks and financial predators now use, which
include cell phones, powers of attorney, hand-held scanners, living trusts,
and the Internet. How and why seniors are vulnerable to financial crimes,
and what can be done about it, are primary concerns of Nerenberg’s
whose activities in the area include the following:
- Testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
at the hearing Fraud: Targeting America's Seniors. http://commerce.senate.gov/hearings/0804ner.pdf [PDF:15.3
- Testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging at the Elder
Fraud and Abuse: New Challenges in the Digital Economy hearing.
- Served as advisor to the Research Triangle Institute’s national study on elder financial exploitation sponsored by the Administration on Aging, DHHS.