June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Throughout the month, government agencies, businesses and organizations sponsor events to unite communities, seniors, caregivers, governments and the private sector to prevent the mistreatment of and violence against older people.
Scammers often target older people. They use fear to pressure people into providing personal information or money. In times like the current pandemic, when people are particularly vulnerable, scammers will pretend to be government employees, often from Social Security, to gain people’s trust to steal their money and personal information.