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Fraud Against Older Americans

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Every year, illegal telemarketing and mail fraud schemes rob consumers, often elderly citizens, of their hard-earned life-savings.

If someone contacts you or a loved one with an unsolicited offer:

  • Don't give your financial information to callers you don't know.
  • Don't be pressured into making an immediate decision.
  • Get all information in writing before you agree to a purchase.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Senior Action Coalition are committed to protecting seniors from telemarketing and mail fraud schemes.

Check these Web sites for more information on fraud that targets elderly citizens: