COVID-19 Related Frauds and Scams  

May 21, 2020


During these uncertain times people are concerned about their health and well-being. Sadly, fraudsters are using the coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity to trick the public with seniors being the most vulnerable. It is imperative to be alert, stay informed and take precautions to ensure the health of yourself and your loved ones.

The main learning goals for this workshop is:

• What are the most common COVID-19 frauds and scams?
• What should I do if a scam or fraud is suspected?
• How do COVID-19 related frauds and scams target consumers?
• How can fraudulent activity be identified?
• How can I protect myself from scammers?
• How do I report fraudulent activity?
• Where can I learn more?

Health Care Reform and Older Adults

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Elder Abuse – What Is It?

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Bank Notes and Counterfeit Prevention

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Identity Theft: Now What Do I Do?

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Definitions of Abuse (handout)

Please note that this handout is useful on its own, but is also part of the Community and Justice System Working Together Education Kit. Abuse and neglect of seniors is a complex issue with potentially devastating effects on older people who may lack the ability to protect themselves or bounce back from losses. Responding effectively … Continued