Elder Justice: Keeping Seniors Safe Webinar Series
Source: InfraGard National Capital Region
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.
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.
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:
2021 Elder Fraud report from the Internet Crime Complaint Center
2021 Protecting Older Consumers report from the Federal Trade Commission
Older Adult Financial Exploitation brochure from the FBI
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:
the ABA Foundation website, with news, webinars, training, laws, and more
a FINRA website – how to add a trusted contact person, how to block a transaction when fraud is suspected
FINRA resources for fraud victims and fraud fighters
Cybercrime Support Network’s Peer Support Program for survivors of romance scams
AARP’s Fraud Watch Network offers news, scam alerts, support for victims, and more
Topics: Financial Abuse, Overview/General, Prevention/Intervention, Screening/Assessment
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning
Audience: Community, Finance, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services
Level: Basic, Intermediate