Financial Exploitation: Frauds and Scams Targeting Older Adults

June 15th is recognized annually as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Please join the Center for Elder Justice and Education (CFEJAE) to show your support for victims and survivors. Today’s presentation will focus on Financial Exploitation of Older Persons. It is estimated that older adults are scammed out of 36 billion dollars per year in financial exploitation. Such exploitation occurs when older adults are deprived of their property by improper means and commonly includes theft, fraud or deceptive behavior.

Often the perpetrator of this behavior is a family member, caregiver, or someone who has a relationship of trust with the older adult. Increasingly, older adults are also targeted for exploitation by strangers using various types of scams and frauds. Case studies and interviews with victims are included in the presentation.

The speaker for the event is Andre Lingham. Andre is the founder and president of the Center for Elder Justice and Education, Inc. Prior to becoming president of CFEJAE, Andre served as the Senior Citizen Liaison for the Howard County Police Department. Andre retired from the Howard County Police Department, in November 2019, to focus on elder abuse awareness and education.

The presentation will cover:

Common scam calls such as the foreign lottery scam, online romance scam, grandparent/family emergency scam ect.
Power of Attorney Exploitation
Family Member Exploitation
Basic prevention and security measures
Q&A session

This free event is open to everyone. Registration is required. Free raffle prizes – tickets will be distributed at check-in.

Register at:

When Thursday June 15, 2023 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where Busboys and Poets
6251 Mango Tree Rd.
Columbia, MD 21044
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