Georgia AG Releases List Of Tips And Resources To Protect Older Georgians From Financial Exploitation

On Monday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr released a list of key tips and resources for Georgians to help recognize and prevent the financial exploitation of older adults. The list came as Carr formally recognized this May as Older Americans Month.

“During Older Americans Month, we are proud to honor and celebrate the contributions and achievements of older Georgians across our state,” said Carr. “With con artists constantly inventing new ways to perpetrate their crimes, it is important that we all work together to protect the most vulnerable in our society. Learning more about scams and financial exploitation is the first step, and our Consumer Protection Division offers a number of resources to help, including our comprehensive Older Adults Guide.”

In a press release from Carr’s office, he explained the Georgia Consumer Protection Guide for Older Adults which was created in 2018 to “empower our older adults, their families and caregivers with information to make wise decisions about their money, safety and well-being. The guide covers an array of topics of importance to seniors, including scams, identity theft, credit and debt, reverse mortgages, charitable giving, home repairs, funerals, advance directives, long-term care, elder abuse and more,” the press release said. 

The press release also listed events that have been hosted this month to help educate older adults and caregivers about elder abuse and how to avoid scams, including the Georgia Retired Educators Association 63rd Annual Convention in Augusta, Georgia, and the Free Senior Resource Fair at the Paulding County Senior Center in Dallas, Georgia.

D & B Staff

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