Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Elder Fraud Reports To FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center Rose By 14% In 2023

The FBI released a report on elder fraud scams.

Elder fraud complaints to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center for IC3 increased by 14% in 2023, and associated losses increased by about 11%, according to IC3’s 2023 Elder Fraud Report, released April 30.  

This annual publication provides statistics about incidents of elder fraud—or fraud that explicitly targets older Americans’ money or cryptocurrency—that are reported to IC3. The report aims to raise the public’s awareness of this issue and to prevent future and repeat incidents. 

“Combatting the financial exploitation of those over 60 years of age continues to be a priority of the FBI,” wrote FBI Assistant Director Michael D. Nordwall, who leads the Bureau’s Criminal Investigative Division, in the report. “Along with our partners, we continually work to aid victims and to identify and investigate the individuals and criminal organizations that perpetrate these schemes and target the elderly.” 

You can read the rest of the story via the below link:

Elder Fraud, in Focus — FBI 

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