Understanding and Fighting the Grandparent Scam: What Aging Network Professionals Should Know
Source: APS Technical Assistance Resource Center
Grandparent scams play on the love grandparents share with their grandchildren by misrepresenting that a grandchild is in trouble with the law or sick or injured and in need of an immediate transfer of large sum of money to prevent dire harm to the grandchild. The scammers are becoming more audacious even coming to the door of intended targets, and any grandparent could fall for this insidious scam. In this webinar aging services professionals will learn how to identify this fraud, empower grandparents to resist this scam, how to partner up with law enforcement to go after the scammers and how to help those who have experienced this scam to recover from their losses and regain their agency.
Handouts: Slides | Handout
Topics: Financial Abuse, Overview/General
Intended Use: Self-directed Learning
Audience: Advocates, Social Services
Level: Basic, Intermediate