Protecting older Americans from financial exploitation
A devastating statistic is that the average victim of elder financial abuse loses upwards of $120,000. The good news is that there are ways to combat this type of disaster. Recognizing financial abuse as the most common type of elder abuse, and accepting responsibility as a first-line defense, Maryland nonprofit financial counseling agency, CCCSMD and AARP Maryland are leading a statewide awareness campaign in partnership with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, the Maryland Department of Aging, the Maryland Department of Human Services and a Coalition of state agencies and community partners to “Protect Older Americans from Financial Exploitation” — declared Protect Week. Explore our site to learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.