Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation

elder fraud

Elder fraud is an act targeting older adults in which attempts are made to deceive with promises of goods, services, or financial benefits that do not exist, were never intended to be provided, or were misrepresented. Financial exploitation is the illegal or improper use of an older adult’s funds or property.

In addition to the resources listed below, please visit the Department of Justice’s Elder Justice website, which contains information for victims, their families, practitioners, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors and researchers.

http://www.stopfraud.gov/protect-yourself.html

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