CrimeSolutions.gov

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar

Special Feature: Elder Abuse - Fraud and Financial Abuse

Publications

Elder Justice: Federal Government Has Taken Some Steps but Could Do More to Combat Elder Financial Exploitation
U.S. Government Accountability Office, May 2013

Protecting Medicare and You from Fraud
Department of Health and Human Services, October 2011

People with Dementia as Witnesses to Emotional Events
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2011

Elder Justice: Stronger Federal Leadership Could Enhance National Response to Elder Abuse
U.S. Government Accountability Office, March 2011

Financial Abuse of Elderly People vs. Other Forms of Elder Abuse: Assessing Their Dynamics, Risk Factors, and Society's Response
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2011

Durable Power of Attorney Fact Sheet: Consumers
American Bar Association, 2008

Durable Power of Attorney Fact Sheet: Criminal Justice Professionals
American Bar Association, 2008

Most Common Older Investor Scams
Securities and Exchange Commission, December 2006

Partnering With Faith Communities to Provide Elder Fraud Prevention, Intervention, and Victim Services
Office for Victims of Crime, April 2006

Fiscal Fitness for Older Americans: Stretching Your Savings and Shaping Up Your Financial Strategies
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 2005

Financial Crimes Against the Elderly
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, August 2004

Survey Report: State Adult Protective Services Program Responses to Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults 2003
National Center on Elder Abuse, July 2003

Daily Money Management Programs: A Protection Against Elder Abuse
National Center on Elder Abuse, June 2003

(F.A.S.T.) Financial Abuse Specialist Team (Video)
Office for Victims of Crime, May 2003

Can Bank Tellers Tell? - Legal Issues Relating to Banks Reporting Financial Abuse of the Elderly
American Bar Association, 2003

Legal Issues Related to Bank Reporting of Suspected Elder Financial Abuse
American Bar Association, 2003

Forgotten Victims of Elder Financial Crime and Abuse: A Report and Recommendations
National Center on Elder Abuse, 1999

Related Resources

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Common Fraud Schemes
This section of the FBI Web sites presents information about different types of scams, including scams that specifically target senior citizens, and how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Identity Theft
This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (FFETF)
Established in November 2009 and made up of federal agencies, US Attorneys Offices and state and local partners, FFETF is improving efforts to investigate and prosecute significant financial crimes, ensure just and effective punishment for those who perpetrate financial crimes, recover proceeds for victims and address financial discrimination in the lending and financial markets.

Identity Theft and Identity Fraud
This Department of Justice Web site focuses on the crimes of identity theft and identity fraud and what should be done to prevent becoming victimized by these offenses.

NCJRS: Fraud Awareness Special Feature
The NCJRS Fraud Awareness Special Feature contains links to publications and resources that focus on the prevention of and enforcement efforts aimed at stopping fraudulent activities.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC): HELP for Victim Service Providers 
The OVC HELP for Victim Service Providers Web Forum is a place where victim service providers and allied professionals can connect to peers, share ideas about best practices, and help change lives. See the transcript from the following session: Serving Older Victims of Financial Abuse.

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS): Financial Crimes Against the Elderly
This section of the COPS site provides links to publications and other resources related to the topic.

Stop Medicare Fraud
This joint Web site of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice highlights information about fraud, how to detect fraudulent activities, and how to protect against fraud.

For additional publications on this topic, conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the following sections of our site:

Links from the NCJRS Web site to non-Federal sites do not constitute an endorsement by NCJRS or its sponsors. NCJRS is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of any off-site pages that are referenced, nor does NCJRS guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information. NCJRS is also not responsible for the use of, or results obtained from the use of, the information. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from non-Federal sites.