Special Feature: Elder Abuse - Fraud and Financial Abuse


Protecting Yourself & Medicare from Fraud
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, August 2015
The Elder Justice Roadmap: A Stakeholder Initiative to Respond to an Emerging Health, Justice, Financial and Social Crisis
Department of Justice- and Department of Health and Human Services-Sponsored, July 2014
Financial Exploitation of the Elderly in a Consumer Context
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2014
Elder Justice: Federal Government Has Taken Some Steps but Could Do More to Combat Elder Financial Exploitation
U.S. Government Accountability Office, May 2013
Protect Your Pocketbook: Tips to Avoid Financial Exploitation
Administration on Aging, November 2012
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
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
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 website 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): IdentityTheft.gov
This FTC website offers an array of tools for identity theft victims, including the means to quickly and easily file a complaint with the FTC and get a free, personalized recovery plan.
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 website 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): Elder Abuse/Mistreatment
The Elder Abuse/Mistreatment section of the OVC website provides information and resources to help bring greater awareness to the crime of elder abuse and mistreatment.
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 transcripts from the following sessions: Intersections between Elder Financial Exploitation and Other Types of Abuse and 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 website 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.
U.S. Department of Justice: Elder Justice Initiative
This site serves as a resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families; practitioners who serve them; law enforcement agencies and prosecutors; and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation's elders.

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