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Combatting elder abuse and financial fraud targeted at seniors is a priority for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice (DOJ). The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to combatting all forms of elder abuse and financial fraud through enforcement actions, training and resources, victim services, and public awareness.

“West Virginia has the third-oldest population in the United States and we honor and cherish our elderly,” said Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston. “We are working tirelessly to identify, investigate, prevent, and prosecute financial fraud which targets the elderly. The financial and emotional impact of these crimes can leave devastating long-term effects.”


Elder fraud schemes defraud our seniors out of billions of dollars annually. Examples of fraud schemes that target the elderly include:

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