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Actor Mickey Rooney testifies on Capitol Hill about elder abuse (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

NEW YORK (AP) — Boomers beware: Scams, frauds and other financial exploitation schemes targeting older Americans are a growing multibillion-dollar industry enriching the schemers, anguishing the victims and vexing law enforcement officials who find these crimes among the hardest to investigate and prosecute.

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