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A License to Steal
Power of Attorney Abuse in Maryland

I. Manifestations of Power of Attorney Abuse

II. Efforts in Maryland to Curb Power of Attorney Abuse

III. Non-Statutory Ways to Reduce the Potential for Power of Attorney Abuse

IV. Ways to Reduce the Risk of Other Forms of Financial Abuse

V. What to do if Financial Abuse Occurs

If you suspect that you or another vulnerable adult is being financially exploited, call the Maryland Department of Human Resources at 1-800-917-7383.  The Department will contact Adult Protective Services in the appropriate county to investigate.  You can also contact an attorney of your choice for advice regarding immediate steps to take to prevent further abuse.

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