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Power of Attorney fraud

Power of Attorney fraud is a very serious offence. When a person designates a power of attorney (POA), they give that person complete access to all of their finances and …

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What is power of attorney fraud? (ICPC)

Power of Attorney fraud and financial crimes

The Toronto Sun reported yet another investigation which resulted in fraud charges against an Attorney for Property for stealing the life savings of a senior in a nursing home. The …

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Power of Attorney fraud

Power of Attorney fraud

What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney or “POA” is a written document in which a person gives someone else the power to make certain decisions on …

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How to spot ‘power of attorney’ fraud

Years ago, powers of attorney were commonly used in real estate transactions when an individual was incapacitated or a spouse was in the military. Now, it is not uncommon for …

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Filling out and completing a Lasting Power of Attorney

Filling out and completing a Lasting Power of Attorney

Ensuring that a Lasting Power of Attorney covers off all areas requires that you fill it out carefully and thoughtfully. Here’s what you’ll need to consider… In order to first …

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5 Misconceptions About a Power of Attorney

The Top Misconceptions About a Power of Attorney Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about a POA by learning from these misconceptions: Misconception #1: You can sign …

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Understanding Power of Attorney

Understanding Power of Attorney

When my mother revised her will several years ago, she gave Power of Attorney (POA) for both health and property to my sister and me. More recently, her dementia progressed …

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Signing Documents using a Power of Attorney

Signing Documents using a Power of Attorney

If you are appointed as an attorney under a power of attorney instrument, any documents you sign in your capacity as an attorney should be signed with the name of …

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Abuse of a power of attorney: when good people do bad things

Abuse of a power of attorney: when good people do bad things

We all know that bad people can do some very bad things. So, if your estate plan includes a continuing power of attorney for property (as it likely should), and …

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Elder Financial Abuse: Power of Attorney Scams

Elder Financial Abuse: Power of Attorney Scams

Giving someone power of attorney over an individual legally allows them to make certain decisions on that person’s behalf. This is often necessary in situations where a person is elderly, …

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Get a Power of Attorney (But Make Sure It’s Not a License to Steal)

Get a Power of Attorney (But Make Sure It’s Not a License to Steal)

Many of us understand that saving for retirement and for the long term is one of the most important actions you can take to ensure a secure future. So is …

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A Power Of Attorney Primer

A Power of Attorney primer

My friend Moe was appointed an attorney. He took on the role with the attitude – “how hard could it be?” He then asked me where he could find a …

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What is power of attorney fraud? (ICPC)

What is power of attorney fraud? (ICPC)

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Misuse of Powers of Attorney: theft, fraud, and breach of trust

Misuse of Powers of Attorney: theft, fraud, and breach of trust

A Belleville woman has been charged with theft, fraud, and breach of trust arising from her misuse of a power of attorney for property of her parents’ property. Reported criminal decisions arising …

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The Powers of the Power of Attorney

The Powers of the Power of Attorney

Because of the importance of powers of attorney to the rights and quality of life of an individual who has become incapable, it is absolutely essential that they be kept …

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I’ve power of attorney … so why am I so powerless?

I have power of attorney – now I can manage my mum’s affairs. Except that no one tells you that’s where your problems begin. An elderly loved one is losing …

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New Power of Attorney Guidelines are Designed to Prevent Fraud

New Power of Attorney Guidelines are Designed to Prevent Fraud

When was the last time you looked at your power of attorney documents?  Can you find the original signed documents?  These legal documents give the person you designate as your …

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