National Senior Fraud Awareness Day

Each year, millions of older adults fall victim to some type of fraud or scam. In honor of National Senior Fraud Awareness Day (5/19), here are a few tips from the Office of the Attorney General. Following these tips can help safeguard you and your loved ones from becoming victims.  

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones From Financial Exploitation

  Financial exploitation comes with a hefty price tag and as a form of elder abuse it impacts millions of Americans. In almost 60% of elder abuse and neglect cases, the perpetrator is a family member – often an adult child or spouse of the victim. This article from Yahoo! Finance provides five ways to avoid being exploited as you get older, or to protect your aging parents from a predator.       

Beware of Imposter Scam 2.0!

The oldest scam in the book has been upgraded, Imposter  Scam 2.0 is here.  Scammers are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to replicate people’s voices to trick seniors into making them believe that they are talking to a relative or a close friend. With Imposter Scams costing Americans about $2.6 million; losing a life savings can be detrimental to one’s health and wellbeing. To learn more about Artificial Intelligence and how scammers are using it, please visit If you’re interested in scheduling a Fraud, Scams and…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Did you know, Elder Abuse affects one in 10 adults over the age of 60, yet only one in 24 cases is reported to authorities. If you suspect abuse, neglect or exploitation – please report it to 1-800-96-ABUSE. See something, say something, prevent it. #WEAAD2023 #06152023 #RightsDoNotGetOld

National Slam the Scam Day

On National Slam the Scam Day and throughout the year, we give you the tools to recognize Social Security-related scams and stop scammers from stealing your money and personal information. Share scam information with your loved ones. Slam the Scam!

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Fast Facts: Preventing Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult. An older adult is someone age 60 or older. The abuse occurs at the hands of a caregiver or a person the elder trusts. 

How to guard against thieves washing and cashing your checks

How to protect your parents from common digital scams


Elder financial abuse is a multibillion-dollar problem

Elder Rights Radio Interview with Scott Greenberg

Jameel Edney with the Area Agency on Aging's Elder Rights Center talks about elder fraud, abuse and exploitation in his interview with Scott Greenberg on Scott's radio show Oh, My God, I'm Getting Older and So Is My Mom.

After the Crime - What should I do now?

If you think a criminal may still be nearby, CALL 911 immediately. If someone is hurt, seek medical attention. Do not approach the scene of the crime until you know it is safe. Contact the police right away to report any suspected crime. If the crime is a burglary or theft, do not touch anything until police have had a chance to inspect the area.