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Anyone can be a victim of fraud. Anyone.
Do not be embarrassed.
Elder Financial Exploitation by People in a Position of Trust
is often un-noticed or un-reported for a long period of time.
The suspects use predatory behavior.
Isolation is the first step.
This is usually followed by manipulation or intimidation/fear tactics.
Look for these predatory behaviors. Ask about these red flags. And report it if you see it.
Most scams contain the same elements.
When you get that call/email/text, look for these scam elements:
Urgency, Ask, Consequences, Trusted (UACT):
1. A sense of urgency
2. An ask for money or information
3. A consequence for not giving money/information
4. It will appear to come from a trusted source
Taking the time to look for these scam elements can help you avoid becoming a victim.
National Crime Victims' Rights
- Elder Fraud was Added to the Proclamation -
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