We ran across this recent article titled “Social Insecurity: High-Interest Lenders Tap Elderly, Disabled” in the Wall Street Journal detailing how payday lenders have been targeting the elderly and disabled. This isn’t something that is happening just in other parts of the country. The story was out of Dothan, Alabama and shows how Alabama’s elderly and disabled have been targeted.
Payday lenders charge rates that would make some loan sharks blush and this article shows how they are targeting our elderly. We all need to be on the guard against this type of activity but particularly those of us who have elderly family and friends who might fall prey to this type of activity.
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