The Department of Justice is striving to combat financial crimes against older Americans. Learn about prevalent financial scams so you can guard against them, and get involved in making your community safer. If you need help, there is a Elder Abuse Resource Roadmap that can guide you to the right agency for your particular situation.
Elder Abuse Resource Roadmap: Financial
There are many types of financial harm, and it can be difficult to know what to do when this happens to you, or someone you know.
Answer a few questions and the Resource Roadmap will help you quickly find the right reporting agency.
Or read the Elder Abuse Resource Roadmap: Financial document.
Senior Scam Alert
Read about some of the most common scams affecting older adults.
- FTC Scam Alerts
- 2021 Fraud Book
- IRS and Tax Scams
- Sweepstakes & Lottery Scams
- Sweetheart (Online Dating) Scam
- Scam Targets Older Adults to Unwittingly Smuggle Drugs Internationally
- Tech Support Scams
- Money Mule Initiative Educational Flyer
By recognizing financial exploitation and scams, older Americans may avoid becoming victims.
Preventing Elder Financial Abuse
Guide for family and friends of people living in nursing homes and assisted living communities.
Guides for Managing Someone Else’s Money
Easy-to-understand guides describe the responsibilities of financial caregivers.
Get Involved, Get Safe - Stop Financial Abuse
A series of presentations with guides and brochures to be used for community or professional presentations
A financial education program
Pass it On!
Share what you know to help protect someone you know from a scam
Work with sheriffs to make your community safer
Senior Medicare Patrol
Volunteer to show Medicare and Medicaid recipients how to protect against, detect, and report fraud