Fraud

Older Americans lose an estimated $2.9 billion annually to financial exploitation, and it’s estimated that for each case that is reported, 43 others go unrecognized.* People living with dementia are particularly vulnerable to scams, swindles and outright fraud because the disease can make it hard to recognize and process warning signs. These can include telemarketing schemes, health insurance fraud, Medicare scams, and home repair or contractor fraud.

The following websites will help you to spot and protect yourself from fraud:

stopfraud.gov/sf/identity-theftprivacy-issues

fraud.org/fraud_older_adults

ncoa.org/economic-security/money-management/scams-security/

fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-fraud-schemes/seniors

If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, call the California Attorney General’s office at 800-952-5225.

Help protect your loved one from unwanted phone calls:

National Do Not Call Registry
Donotcall.gov
(888) 382-1222