Elder Justice: Keeping Seniors Safe
In 2021, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3, received fraud reports from more than 92,000 victims over the age of 60. These victims lost a total of $1.7 billion to scammers. This represents a 74% increase in losses compared to the losses reported in 2020.
InfraGardNCR has partnered with other nonprofits and the FBI to host a series of webinars about fraud that targets older adults. The Elder Justice project is a joint initiative among InfraGardNCR; the FBI's Washington, DC field office; the ABA Foundation; the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, and AARP. Watch the recorded webinars by clicking on the titles below, or register for the webinars that are upcoming!
An FBI special agent takes 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. Learn how one woman stole $5.4 million from 40 victims while she traveled the world and lived a life of luxury. Watch the webinar recording here.
Elder Justice: Who are the criminals behind the scams? How do they do it?
Monday, May 16, 2022 at noon (Eastern) - register here.
In this session, you'll hear from government experts about 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.
Elder Justice: Why do scammers target older adults? How can we help protect them?
Monday, May 23, 2022 at noon (Eastern) - register here.
Experts from AARP, the American Bankers Association Foundation, FINRA Foundation and Cybercrime Support Network 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.
We'll continue our Elder Justice series in June with four webinars focused on healthcare frauds and issues impacting older adults. Our June webinars will take place on these Wednesdays:
- June 8 at noon (Eastern)
- June 15 at noon (Eastern)
- June 22 at noon (Eastern)
- June 29 at noon (Eastern)