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To Report Abuse

Massachusetts:
800-922-2275
https://www.mass.gov/report-elder-abuse

Delaware:
800-223-9074
https://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsaapd/

New Hampshire:
800-949-0470
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/beas/adultprotection.htm

Rhode Island:
401-462-0555
http://www.dea.ri.gov/programs/protective_services.php

 

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Links to Articles, Reports, Agencies, and Service Providers

Protect Yourself From Coronavirus Scams
JULY 13, 2020   |   BY JOHN WAGGONER AND ANDY MARKOWITZ    |     AARP

Veteran Falls Over When He Learns Value Of His $345 Watch On ‘Antiques Roadshow’
JANUARY 29, 2020   |   HUFFINGTON POST

That text you got about a package isn’t from FedEx. It’s a scam.
JANUARY 24, 2020    |   WASHINGTON POST

Senior Scam Alert
DECEMBER 2019    |   DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Elder Abuse Resource Roadmap
DECEMBER 2019    |    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Eldercare Locator
DECEMBER 2019    |    US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING

Find the Sparkle of the Holidays and Good Cheer will Be Yours
BY WALT LASKOS    |    SENIOR DIGEST

Bank Secrecy Act Reports Filed by Financial Institutions Help Protect Elders from Fraud
DECEMBER 2019    |    FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK

Equifax Data Breach Settlement
SEPTEMBER 2019    |    FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

Tips for Older Consumers to Stop Illegal Robocalls
JEREMIAH BATTLE    |    NATIONAL CONSUMER LAW CENTER

10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION    

Empower yourself against utility scams
BY LISA LAKE     |      FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION   

Energy Bill Scam Calls
MASSACHUSETTS CONSUMER AFFAIRS   

Beware of Grandparent Scam
BY STACEY COLINO    |    AARP   

Facebook Connected Her to a Tatooed Soldier in Iraq. Or So She Thought
BY JACK NICAS    |    NEW YORK TIMES    

Help Desk: How do you stop robocalls to your landline?
BY GEOFFREY A. FOWLER    |    WASHINGTON POST    

The National Center on Law and Elder Rights
NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOCUSED ON THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF OLDER ADULTS

Common Scams That Target the Elderly
BY SENIORLIVING.ORG   
 

Managing Someone Else's Money
BY THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU    

Frauds & Scams
BY THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU    

Scams and Fraud
BY AARP    

Don’t Fall for the Grandparent Scam!
BY WALT LASKOS    |    SENIOR DIGEST 

Credit Unions Sound the Alarm on Elder Financial Exploitation
BY WALT LASKOS    |    SENIOR DIGEST 

Suspect a Scam? AARP's Fraud Helpline Can Help
BY AARP 
  

What Are Some Common Types of Scams?
BY AARP 
  

You Can't Stop Robocalls. You Shouldn't Have To.You Can't Stop Robocalls. You Shouldn't Have To.
BY BRIAN X. CHEN    |    NEW YORK TIMES
    

The Grandparent Scam Phone Call
BY PETER BARRY     |     ACTUAL RECORDING OF A PHONE CALL SCAM ATTEMPT

‘Do Not Call Them Back!’: FCC Warns of Late-Night Scam Calls
BY HAMZA SHABAN     |     WASHINGTON POST

Consumer Complaint Center
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Investor Alert: Ponzi Schemes Targeting Seniors
BY THE US SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Updated Investor Alert for Seniors: Five Red Flags of Investment Fraud
BY THE US SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION