Predators can be sly, cunning, convincing . . .  and unfortunately can be a family member or close friend.

 

If you suspect something isn't quite right with the intentions of the caregiver or "new best friend" of the older adult, ask yourself this:

 

Are they or do you suspect that they are:

 

Lying

Cheating

Stealing

 

Do your part in helping protect one of our community's most vulnerable and precious persons. Report Elder Abuse now.

 

 

 404-577-TIPS(8477)

Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta

 COVID-19 scams

 

Beware of scammers preying on your fear of COVID-19, including:
• Individuals and businesses selling "cures" for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud.
• Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
• Malicious websites and apps that appear to share Coronavirus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until a ransom is paid.
• Seeking donations for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations.
• Medical providers obtaining patient information for COVID-19 testing and then using that to fraudulently bill for other tests and procedures.     

If you get unsolicited calls like these, don’t believe them. Instead:
Hang up. Don’t press any numbers. The recording might say that pressing a number will let you speak to a live operator or remove you from their call list, but it might lead to more robocalls, instead.
• Consider using a call blocking app or device. You also can ask your phone provider if it has call-blocking tools. To learn more, go to ftc.gov/calls.
• Report robocalls at ftc.gov/complaint. The more we hear from you, the more we can help fight scams.
Also call the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline (1-866-720-5721).

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