NASHVILLE – Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart today, reminded the elderly and those responsible for their care to be cautious and vigilant in their financial and healthcare affairs to prevent them from becoming victims of scams and other abuses which target elderly and vulnerable populations.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, it is critical that we inform and educate our older population about the vast number of emerging scams which target the elderly,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Stewart.  “Elder-fraud schemes were on the rise even before the pandemic and now we are seeing an explosive amount of fraudulent activity designed to profit from the abuse of senior citizens.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners will continue to vigorously pursue individuals and corporations who target the elderly with their scams.” 

Individuals are reminded to use caution when encountering high-pressure sales tactics; being asked to…

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