Nevada Federal employees receive annual training to recognize and report suspected abuse, neglect, isolation or exploitation of “older” and “vulnerable” people 60+ years old.
The top fraudulent activities that older people are subjected to include financial, construction, real estate, insurance and medical equipment scams.
Did you know that…
- Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological or other forms of abuse and neglect.
- For every reported case of elderly abuse, there are an estimated five (5) that go unreported.
- Most cases of elder abuse don’t happen in “old folks” homes; they happen at home.
To learn more about more about senior scam/fraud prevention, visit one of the following web sites:
Stop Senior Scams.Org
Department of Business and Industry
Senior Protection Unit, Nevada Attorney General’s Office
If you have been a victim of elderly abuse or know of someone that has, report it by calling the Nevada Division of Aging Services at one of the following numbers:
Las Vegas (702) 486-3545
Reno (775) 688-2964
Rule to remember: If it seems too good to be true, it most likely is.