Elder Justice: Keeping Seniors Safe Webinar Series

Source: InfraGard National Capital Region

Published: 2022

Summary:

In 2021, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, received fraud reports from more than 92,000 victims over the age of 60.  These victims lost a total of $1.7 billion to scammers.  This represents a 74% increase in losses compared to the losses reported in 2020.

InfraGardNCR has partnered with other nonprofits, federal and local government agencies, and the FBI to host a series of webinars about fraud that targets older adults.  See our full list of partners below.  Watch the recorded webinars by clicking on the titles below.

Elder Justice:  A Case Study – May 2022

 An FBI special agent takes us on a deep dive into one of her investment fraud cases with numerous older victims, including one who was diagnosed with cancer and was struggling to pay her medical bills due to this fraud. Learn how one woman stole $5.4 million from 40 victims while she traveled the world and lived a life of luxury.  Watch the webinar recording here.

Elder Justice:  Who are the criminals behind the scams?  How do they do it? – May 2022

In this session, you’ll hear from government experts about the most recent trends in scams targeting older adults.  You’ll also learn more about the criminals who are using these frauds to steal money.  Watch the webinar recording here.  More resources:

Elder Justice:  Why do scammers target older adults?  How can we help protect them? – May 2022

Experts from AARP, the American Bankers Association Foundation, FINRA Foundation and Cybercrime Support Network review the factors that increase vulnerability to scams, describe the emotional toll on victims and families, and provide concrete ways in which we can work together to protect older adults and others in our communities.  Watch the webinar recording here.  More resources:

Link: Elder Justice: Keeping Seniors Safe Webinar Series

Topics: Financial Abuse, Overview/General, Prevention/Intervention, Screening/Assessment

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Community, Finance, Legal/Law Enforcement, Multidisciplinary, Social Services

Level: Basic, Intermediate

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