May 15 is National Senior Fraud Awareness Day. Throughout the month of May, the Elder Justice project will be holding a series of webinars on scams targeting the elderly.
The webinars are open to the public, but registration is required. To register, click on the webinar titles below.
May 9, 11am to Noon, Central time
FBI Special Agent Jamie Daly will take us on a deep dive into one of her investment fraud cases with numerous older victims, including one who was diagnosed with cancer and was struggling to pay her medical bills due to this fraud. Another victim lost his business, his home, and everything he had. Learn how one woman stole $5.4 million from 40 victims while she traveled the world and lived a life of luxury.
May 16, 11am to Noon, Central time
Experts from the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission will describe the most recent trends in scams targeting older adults. You’ll also learn more about the criminals who are using these frauds to steal money.
May 23, 11am to Noon, Central time
Experts from AARP, the American Bankers Association Foundation, FINRA Foundation and other nonprofits will review the factors that increase vulnerability to scams, describe the emotional toll on victims and families, and provide concrete ways in which we can work together to protect older adults and others in our communities.
The Elder Justice project is a joint initiative of the FBI’s Washington, DC field office, InfraGardNCR, the American Bar Association foundation, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, and the AARP.