It is estimated that seniors are scammed out of $36 billion dollars per year in financial exploitation. Such exploitation occurs whenever older adults are deprived of their property by improper means. This commonly includes fraud, theft 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. This presentation will cover the various types of financial exploitation, scams and frauds that target seniors and the best ways to minimize being victimized. Case studies and interviews with victims are included in the presentation.
Your presenter is Mr. Andre Lingham, Founder and President for the Center of Elder Justice and Education and a distinguished retired Howard County Police Officer. The Center of Elder Justice and Education was established in 2021 and is a non-profit organization that promotes elder abuse awareness and education. Their mission is done by virtual and in person training to senior citizens, the general public, government agencies, police departments and private institutions. Andre previously served over 30 years in law enforcement and retired from the Howard County Police Department in 2019 to focus full time on elder abuse awareness and education. While a member of the Howard County Police Department, he served as the Senior Citizen Liaison for 5 years. In 2014, Andre was named Howard Police Officer of the Year and 2015 American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for his work educating and protecting seniors
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