Senior Fraud Awareness

May 18, 2024



For Senior Fraud Awareness Day, I would like to raise awareness for a very significant issue in Connecticut.

Many financial scams specifically target seniors. Here are some tips to remember:

  • Don’t let anyone rush you. Give yourself time to process what’s happening.
  • Verify the person’s credentials before giving out confidential information.
  • Talk with someone you trust if you’re unsure it’s a scam.
  • Keep your social media accounts private to prevent scammers from getting personal information.
  • Never wire money over to someone without verifying the person or organization.

For anyone who has been a victim of a scam, the Attorney General has set up a hotline to call:

CT Elder Justice Hotline: