When my widowed, elderly father fell victim to a lottery scam costing him more than $100,000, I knew I had to take action.
I founded Senior Safe & Sound as a community service to promote education, prevention and protection surrounding financial elder abuse. This scourge is booming throughout our country. It affects seniors and their families from every socioeconomic background. Its victims run the gamut – including successful, savvy seniors who simply aren’t aware of all the clever guises these crooks can take. It must be stopped.
Senior Safe & Sound is a free resource intended to educate the public, seniors, their families and loved ones about the prevalence of financial elder abuse, how to spot it, and what to do about it. We welcome your input, stories, and suggestions.