Missouri lawmakers OK financial fraud measure for seniors
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Financial professionals who suspect an older Missouri resident or person with a disability is the target of financial fraud would have broader authority under a measure headed to the governor.
The Missouri Senate voted 33-1 Wednesday on a measure that supporters say will give latitude to financial advisers to protect seniors from financial exploitation.
The bill would provide legal protections for financial advisers who put a hold on transactions they deem suspicious for a limited time.
The hold would be allowed for only people over 60 or those with disabilities.
The financial professional would have to inform a relative, attorney or the authorities about the potential fraud.