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My father in law (92) met a woman (considerably younger) in

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My father in law (92) met a woman (considerably younger) in a parking lot. She convinced him to obtain credit, most at large nationally known department stores -- in the form of either store credit cards or Visa/Mastercard account. She accompanied him to the stores and apparently helped him fill out the applicatons. Cash advances were immediately taken agains the cards sometimes on the same day or over a quick succession of days. Sometime purchases were made but returned later. At some point at one of the stores, somebody expressed some reservations about the situation, but provided the credit anyway.
What obligation does a credit card provider have to monitor for potential elder financial abuse? May thousands of dollars were extracted from him through this ruse. Thanks.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 2 years ago.
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I am very sorry to hear about this situation. Can you please tell me if your father in law is fully mentally competent?
This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.