Due to the significant amount of wealth on the Monterey Peninsula, we are inundated with press stories regarding financial elder abuse. The amounts stolen from seniors is staggering, and sadly, it’s often done by close friends or family. AARP The Magazine focused on this recently (April/May 2021, page 82), highlighting its award-winning Podcast The Perfect Scam, which details how con artists work and share tips to better protect you and your loved ones from a scam. List to it at www.aarp.org/pdcasts/theperfectscam. . If you believe that you are witnessing elder abuse, please call Adult Protective Services. Unfortunately, with the wealth on the Monterey Peninsula residents of Carmel, PG and Pebble Beach are often targeted.