Avoiding Scams and Fraud for Older Adults -The Top 5 Financial Scams Targeting Older Adults


Key Takeaways Scams targeting older adults are on the rise. In 2022, there were 88,262 complaints of fraud resulting in $3.1 billion in losses from people age 60+. The most common financial scams tar...


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Indiana Man Sentenced to 25-Months Imprisonment on Federal Identity Theft, Fraud Charges

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A U.S. District judge sentenced a man from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to 25 months imprisonment after he admitted to participating in an identity theft and fraudulent check scheme. Ja...


Social Security employee pleads guilty to stealing government benefits

ATLANTA – Latonja Goodrum, a former Social Security employee who used her position to steal benefits from disabled Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries, has pleaded guilty to a federal cha...


The Justice Department Issues Fifth Annual Elder Justice Report

Earlier today, the Justice Department issued  its fifth annual report to Congress its efforts to combat elder fraud and abuse. The report summarizes the Department’s extensive efforts during the repor...


Jamaican National Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charge in Connection with Fraudulent Lottery Scheme that Targeted Elderly Americans

A Jamaican national, who was previously extradited to the United States from Jamaica, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina in connection with a fraudule...


Caregiver arrested, accused of stealing from patient, 77, in Cherokee County


AJC CRIME & PUBLIC SAFETY A caregiver was arrested Wednesday after officials in Cherokee County said she stole thousands of dollars from her patient. Ebony Michelle Mitchell, 48, is facing six co...


Largest-Ever Verdict in Bibb County Reached in Negligence Case Involving Abuse of Developmentally Disabled Man


Total Care Community Living is on the hook for $118 million following a jury verdict reached last week which found the company negligent in allowing a severely disabled man in Macon to be abused by it...


Behavioral Health for Professionals 988: Answering the Call for Stronger Suicide Prevention Efforts


Key Takeaways While older adults only make up 12% of the U.S. population, they account for 18% of all suicide deaths. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline aims to expand crisis care access to older...


Older adults lose $1 billion in scams, FTC reports

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Older adults lost $1 billion to scams in 2021, with impersonation and investment scams costing them more money last year compared with 2020, according to a new report from the US Federal Trade Commiss...