It is estimated that older adults are scammed out of $36 billion per year in financial exploitation. Such exploitation occurs whenever older adults are deprived of their property by improper means and 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 older adults. Increasingly, older adults are also targeted for exploitation by strangers using various types of scams and frauds. Case studies and interviews with victims are included in the presentation.
BWFA and special guest speaker Andre Lingham, Founder and President for the Center of Elder Justice and Education, invite you to an interactive discussion, “Financial Exploitation: Frauds & Scams Targeting Older Adults”.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
The different types of financial exploitation, scams and frauds that target older adults
The best ways to minimize being victimized
ABOUT ANDRE LINGHAM
Founder and President for the Center of Elder Justice and Education
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. Andre resides in Columbia, Maryland and is a caregiver for his 86 year old mother.
We hope you can join us!
President & CEO
BWFA is a Fee-Only/Fiduciary Advisor.
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