Fraud Threats & Elder Abuse
Fraud-it will never happen to me
Elder Fraud-is it really happening
KeySavings Bank participates with Wood County Human Services in educating the public about the increasing number of cases of elder fraud. Elder fraud is perpetuated by relatives and strangers alike and is growing in occurrences.
In March 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice launched National Elder Fraud Hotline to help combat fraud against older Americans and provide services to victims. From the launch through June 30, 2022, the hotline received 45,717 calls, 22,954 of which reached hotline staff.
The hotline, managed by OVC, is staffed by caring professionals who will treat you with dignity and respect. Callers will be assigned a case manager, who will remain their point of contact. A case manager will assist you with reporting the crime and connect you with other resources as needed.
If you or someone you know is a victim of elder fraud, we encourage you to call the National Elder Fraud Hotline at 833-FRAUD-11 (833-372-8311).
The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time. Services are available for speakers of English, Spanish, and other languages.