I've been working with Maggie for just over a year. My role is as her conservator of the estate, court protection deemed necessary due to ongoing instances of elder financial abuse.
Where did it all begin?
Here's what we know: Maggie found love later in life. Her spouse was the gregarious partner, forming and maintaining friendships, planting and maintaining the garden, planning their wonderful vacations. When the spouse fell ill, Maggie became the dedicated caregiver and support. Once the spouse passed there was a huge hole in Maggie's life.
Then she found online gaming! Over the course of a couple of years, Maggie racked up daily winnings of modest but consistent amounts in the $35-60 range. When it came time to cash out guess what, they required that she pay a fee. And that fee would unlock not just her game winnings but much more! After all this game was tied to one of the big national prize award organizations. Millions of dollars were there to be grabbed, always just one more fee standing in the way. Her new friend David, at this organization guided her through every step. Get $1500 in cash, take it to Fed Ex and mail it to some random address in some random state, then the prize will be yours.
More to come.
Don the Trustee
When my mother passed very suddenly some 16 years ago, I worked as a trustee for the first time. Her trust contained walnut orchards, peach orchards and a small vineyard. One of the properties was within the sphere of influence of the adjacent city and I dove in with the neighbors and started working on annexation. Loved this work back then and still find it very satisfying today.