Hillsborough County, Sun City Florida
Members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit attended the ‘Keeping Seniors Safe’ Summit in Sun City, Florida. The summit is designed to provide an overview on our national elder fraud and abuse strategy that is currently in place to help protect our seniors against frauds, and elder abuse.
Our United States Attorney General William Barr spoke about the various programs throughout the country that are in place to target those, who aim to scam seniors and explained the various types of fraudulent schemes that target American citizens.
In addition to Attorney General Barr, the summit also included Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, who shared about the level of senior fraud and elder abuse impacting the state of Florida. Attorney General Moody also communicated how Florida is protecting our most vulnerable citizens.
This summit aimed to bring together Florida’s community of law enforcement, health professionals, banks, retailers, and senior citizen advocates to discuss the important issues our seniors face and to learn about resources to help combat elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
” Far too often, fraudsters are preying upon the elderly using new tactics every day. It’s important that we stay informed and connected with those who share the same goal of combating all forms of elder abuse and financial exploitation.”Sheriff Prummell
If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder abuse or exploitation, please call the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 941-639-0013
National Elder Fraud Hotline: 1-833-372-8311