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NCJ Number: 184483 Find in a Library
Title: Oregon's Efforts to Reduce Elder Financial Exploitation
Journal: Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect  Volume:12  Issue:2  Dated:2000  Pages:99-102
Author(s): Aileen P. Kaye; Geoffrey Darling
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 4
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes Oregon’s efforts to reduce elder financial exploitation.
Abstract: They include production of a multi-media training kit by the Oregon Attorney General’s Task Force, with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, and creation of an Elder Financial Exploitation Prevention Program that educates seniors and distributes devices to assist them in ending unwanted phone calls and direct mail solicitations. The multi-media kit shows suspicious bank lobby transactions and advises bank employees on how to communicate with the senior, how to recognize financial exploitation and how to report incidents to senior service or law enforcement agencies. The kit includes a program manual highlighting a successful outreach program by a local Oregon bank. Resources to assist seniors in preventing financial abuse include a telephone accessory that allows the user to hang up on unwanted calls and instruction in filling out Mail and Telephone Preference cards to help reduce unwanted mail and calls. The Oregon Department of Justice investigates active schemes and attempts to obtain restitution.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention measures
Index Term(s): Attorney General; Confidence game; Crimes against the elderly; Elderly victim services; Elderly victims; Fraud; Fraud and abuse prevention measures; Oregon; Telemarketing fraud; White collar crime
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