Letter: Word of caution
I would like to put out a word of caution to my fellow senior citizens and to those with a serious illness.
Beware of suddenly appearing and attentive “friends of family members(?).” Not all have your best interests at heart.
If they haven’t been at your side since your youth (with all its trials and tribulations) or with you for the past few decades, you have cause to be alarmed.
These wolves in sheep’s clothing have no conscience. They study all the aspects of estate planning. They prey on the vulnerable.
They will gently isolate you from other family members and convincingly persuade you into letting them control your finances and signing over your hard-earned property. There is no mention of distribution to others and that should set off red lights to you.
Shortly, if not abruptly, after this nasty transaction, they will disappear into the trees and perch there waiting until “that” time comes, then swoop down carrying off all that was precious to you.
I have seen it happen all too often throughout my 60-plus years. I hope this letter will help at least one of your readers. These parasites can do this only if you let your guard down.
Some say, “What goes around comes around.” I don’t buy it.
These people have no conscience, but they do have to keep one eye over their shoulder for the rest of their lives. What an awful lifestyle, but, it’s one they chose.
JOYCE J. BISSELL