2022 Elder Abuse and Fraud  Prevention Training Series

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2022 Elder Abuse and Fraud Prevention Training Series

Keeping Yourself Safe Series -Providing Concrete Steps to Avoid Scams.

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Southern Area Aquatics and Recreation Complex 13601 Missouri Avenue Brandywine, MD 20613

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About this event

Juanita C. Grant Foundation in partnership with Dept. of Parks and Recreation Prince George’s County M-NCPPC, Prince George’s County Family Justice Center, U.S. Dept. of Justice Elder Abuse Initiative

Presents: 2022 Elder Abuse and Fraud Prevention Training Series

Keeping Yourself Safe Series-Providing Concrete Steps to Avoid Scams

Event Speaker: CM Calvin Hawkins States Atty. Aisha Braveboy

Scammers are evolving. New scams are multiplying. Did you know that fraud cases have increased by 90% since the beginning of the pandemic? Scammers continue finding success by taking advantage of new opportunities in our changing world, making it increasingly challenging, yet critical, to keep up. At this free seminar, you’ll learn:

  • -How profilers find you at home, online, and by phone?
  • -What happens when they find you?
  • -Necessary steps to protect yourself

Hear directly from law enforcement experts how to spot and concrete steps to avoid the newest scams, that con artists are using. Staying current about the red flags of today’s scams will help you and your loved ones avoid engaging with them from the beginning.

We’ll take a deep dive into how scams are evolving and practical steps you can take to protect yourself, including scams involving:

Profiling the Perfect Candidate

• Romance

• Retailer impersonation

• Tech support

• IRS

• Social Security

• Home Improvement

We’ll present examples and current cases of elder abuse-physical, emotional, neglect, abandonment, sexual and financial. Elder abuse may occur in the home, nursing homes, residential facilities, and specialty care facilities.

Speakers will share real time information to help you keep up with the latest scams and other forms of abuse. And, as a thank-you for attending, you will receive a packet of important resource information on avoiding scams, agency contact information for support and helpful reminders of concrete steps on avoiding scams for you, your friends and family.

Panel Members

  • Prince George’s County Police
  • States Attorney’s Office
  • Prince George’s County Family Justice Center
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice Elder Abuse and Fraud Initiative
  • U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • U. S. Postal Service
  • Internal Revenue Department
  • Prince George’s County Dept. of Human Services Adult Protective Services