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In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011 file photo, entertainer Mickey Rooney testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington about elder abuse before the Senate Aging Committee. Rooney is suing his stepson and others on allegations that they tricked him into thinking he was on the brink of poverty while defrauding him out of millions and bullying him into continuing to work. The case is pending in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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Losses mount from scams targeting older Americans

Boomers beware: Scams, frauds and other financial exploitation schemes targeting older Americans are a growing multibillion-dollar industry enriching the schemers, anguishing the victims and vexing law enforcement officials who find these crimes among the hardest to investigate and prosecute.

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