Money Mule Scams: Tips for Prevention, Identification, and Trauma-Informed Assistance

Source: National Center on Law and Elder Rights

Published: 2022


Join us for an important discussion about money mule scams. “Money mules” are individuals who receive and move money that came from victims of fraud. Some money mules know they are participating in a crime, but others are not aware that they are assisting in a crime. Attendees will learn the basics about money mule scams, including examples of these scams, tips for prevention and identification, how individuals can seek help, and available consumer education materials.

Jacqueline Blaesi-Freed from the Department of Justice will provide an overview of these scams and share their work to identify and address money mule activities. Sarah Galvan from NCLER and Jane Handley from Indiana Legal Services will share tips for how elder justice advocates can assist individuals impacted by this scam, with a trauma-informed approach. Additionally, attendees will hear from Hilary Dalin about the Administration for Community Living funded Elder Justice Resource Centers hosting this webinar, the aging network professionals they support, and how to contact them for applicable assistance.

Hosted By ACL Elder Justice Resource Centers: Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center (APS-TARC), National Adult Protective Services Training Center (NATC), National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER), National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC), National Pension Assistance Resource Center (NPARC), National Resource Center on Women & Retirement (NRCWR)

You can download the slides hereread about the Resources Centers here, and view the recording here.

Link: Money Mule Scams: Tips for Prevention, Identification, and Trauma-Informed Assistance

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

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning

Audience: Advocates, Community, Finance