One in five seniors has been the victim of financial fraud. Con artists use a variety of ways to get the hard-earned savings of seniors. Recognizing these scams is not always easy. But if you are aware of the warning signs, you may avoid becoming a victim. Read more about the warning signs of financial fraud.
By clicking on the questions below, you will learn more about fraud schemes that target seniors and find additional warning signs and preventative steps.
If you or a senior you know has been a fraud victim, please contact your local law enforcement agency and/or the Los Angeles County Elder Abuse Hotline at (877) 4-R-SENIORS ((877) 477-3646).
The District Attorney’s Office has prepared a pamphlet to help seniors and their families avoid becoming fraud victims. View the pamphlet here.
The office also has produced video public service announcements urging seniors to take steps to protect themselves. The videos may be viewed here.