Please find the slide deck shared during the event attached
On March 24, 2022, the CORE Elder Abuse Group hosted an event to cover the rising romance scams experienced by older adults. Due to increased social isolation and loneliness during COVID-19, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported losses of $139 million in 2020 due to romance scams, which were the biggest source of fraud reported by individuals 60-80.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) covered the characteristics of scammers, specifics of Romance Scams, red flags, how to be proactive to avoid being a victim and what to do if it happens.
About the host: The CORE Elder Abuse Group connects individuals, organizations, and agencies to develop strategies to address elder abuse. With more than 50 members, this group invites you to join the momentum!