|Other titles||Les consommateurs âgés et la fraude.|
|Series||Forum collection (Canada. National Advisory Council on Aging)|
|Contributions||Plouffe, Louise M. A., 1952-|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||13, 15 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||15|
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