Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced Florida’s Senior Protection Team, an intra-agency group of experts working together to fight fraud. The team is comprised of leading members from the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution, Consumer Protection Division, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and Office of Citizen Services. Seniors v. Crime and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will also actively assist the team with investigations and outreach efforts.
The goal is to bring attorneys and investigators specialized in fighting civil, criminal and health care fraud together to develop strategies to protect Floridians 60 and older. The team is already meeting with experts and stakeholders across the state to develop aggressive ways to combat fraud against seniors.
The Senior Protection Team will also attempt to identify emerging scams, spot trends and stay ahead of changes in technology used to prey on seniors. For more information about how to tell if a senior may be a victim of financial fraud and how to guard against senior scams, click here.
To report an emergency please call 911. To report any nonemergency scam or abuse, please call (866) 9NO-SCAM or file a complaint by clicking the button below:
The primary focus of the Florida Attorney General’s Senior Protection Team is pursuing senior fraud within the OAG’s civil and criminal enforcement jurisdiction. For elder exploitation issues, typically within the jurisdiction and expertise of local law enforcement or other state agencies, like the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, or the Department of Financial Services, those agencies should be contacted directly.