This Month's Focus - Elder Fraud Abuse
Seniors are targets for countless forms of fraud, ranging from simple home repair scams, to more complex investment and insurance fraud. Perpetrators include family, friends, neighbors, caregivers, financial advisors and strangers.
Opportunists see the "golden years" as primetime to rob all the savings and good credit seniors spent a lifetime accumulating. The impact can have far-reaching and immeasurable effects. It can threaten an elder's health and dignity. It can leave a victim emotionally devastated and financially destitute. It can tear families apart.
Remember, the first line of defense starts with you. The information listed below could help you identify if this insidious crime is affecting you or someone you know.