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Investment Seminar Scams

Posted on January 31, 2018

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

Seminar fraud and scams are everywhere and the majority of these events present sales materials that are exaggerated, misleading and unwarranted. This video will open your eyes to the crafty techniques scammers are using to increase the likelihood of you participating. Don't be the next victim of an investment seminar scam.

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Elder Fraud: Advice for Charitable Giving

Posted on December 20, 2017

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

We don't often think of fraud when we think of charity - but unfortunately there is fraud in charitable giving. It's important to know if our donations are going to safe reputable organizations and that our credit card information is handled safely and securely. Our elderly population are often targets of this particular form of elder fraud. As caregivers it's important to learn to give safely and help those you care for stay safe as well.

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Most Frequently Used Scams - Elder Fraud Series

Posted on December 14, 2017

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

Seniors are not the only ones who are victims of scams, but unfortunately they are often considered easy targets. Scammers are always coming up with new ways to deceive people for their personal gain. In order to protect yourself and those you love you must be aware of the potential scams and how they work. Don't be the next victim of an unfortunate scam and share this information with those you love and want to protect. 

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How to Avoid Lottery, Sweepstakes and Prize Scams

Posted on October 23, 2017
Topics: Elder Abuse

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

We've all heard the saying "If it's sounds too good to be true - it probably is." But for many, the temptation is too great - especially seniors. Learn more about the many lottery, sweepstakes and prize scams targeting seniors and how to avoid this potential form of elder abuse.

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How to Avoid Tax Scams Targeting Seniors

Posted on October 18, 2017
Topics: Elder Abuse

Presenter:  Maria W. Wellisch, RN, LNFA

Tax scam fraud is one of the many potential scams that are surfacing and targeting our older population. Because of respect and sometimes fear of the IRS, many seniors are quick to listen and do what the scammer is asking for them to do to avoid penalties and fines. Learn more about some of the common tax scams, how to avoid them, and how to protect yourself, others and especially seniors as they seem to be a common target for this type of scam.

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An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America

Posted on May 25, 2016
This video reveals the ugly truth about Elder Abuse - produced by the Elder Justice Now Campaign - this tells the personal stories of families and individuals whose lives have been turned upside down by elder abuse. Abuse happens in many ways - financial, emotional, physical, and psychological.  Elder Abuse effects an estimated five million Americans every day. Elder Abuse Must End.

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Financial Abuse of the Elderly (Subtitles in Spanish)*

Posted on June 9, 2015
Fraud involves deliberately deceiving victims with the promise of goods, services, or other benefits that are nonexistent, unnecessary, never intended to be provided, or grossly misrepresented. Older adults can be susceptible to frauds that involve gaining their trust or communicating a concern for the elder’s wellbeing, or frauds that encourage their victims to make an immediate decision or commitment to purchase products or services. In this video, Dr. Robert W. Parker examines effective ways to help loved ones avoid elder financial abuse, and shares a personal story of his family’s experience with elder fraud.

*To access the Spanish Subtitles - Please Click Here

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Top Ten Tips for Reducing the Risk of Becoming the Next Victim of Elder Abuse

Posted on March 5, 2015

Elder abuse can be difficult to recognize and prove because victims are often overlooked, ignored, disbelieved, or simply abandoned. With over a decade of experience as an elder abuse prosecutor with the San Diego County District Attorney’s office, Paul Greenwood shares ten tips he has learned through experience with hundreds of elder abuse cases that can help prevent abuse. This video helps older adults, caregivers, and professionals working with elders become more aware of the types of crimes that are being done against seniors, and take active, effective steps to protect older people and ensure they do not become victims of elder abuse.

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Silence Isn't Golden

Posted on March 3, 2015

Elder abuse is one of the fastest growing crimes of the century, and it is going to be one of the most serious problems facing the criminal justice system. This video follows real-life sheriffs and lawyers investigating and prosecuting elder abuse, and gives seniors insights on how to speak out and protect themselves because “silence isn’t golden.”

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Don’t Be the Victim of a Con

Posted on March 2, 2015

Older adults are often victims of cons against the elderly and they are often targeted by experienced con artists. In this video, Deputy Atherton reviews how cons happen and what older adults can do to avoid them. He talks about actual scams in San Antonio and Bexar County and how a con artist gains the trust of seniors to get important identity and financial information. Learn about the bump and stop, lottery ticket scams, and false home repair scams. This video gives important tips to prevent cons against the elderly.

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