Guidance provided on protecting older adults from scams

Senior citizens should be aware of fraud schemes from people who sell products or services or offer free prizes over the phone. Con artists exploit seniors who are very trusting and rob them of their money or identities.

It is important to educate seniors and their families on the growing epidemic that costs seniors an estimated $2.9 billion annually according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Leading Age has produced a new document for you to share on how to protect older adults and secure your identity.  If you or someone you know is the victim of a scam or fraud attempt, please call the Aging Committee’s Fraud Hotline at 1-855-303-9470.