The Florida Attorney General's Office is committed to bringing to justice those who defraud and exploit our senior citizens. While our diverse population contains mostly decent and responsible people, some dishonest and uncaring persons seek to take advantage of individuals and families.
Scam artists believe that senior citizens are an easy target, but informed seniors– like any other consumer–can protect themselves from these financial predators.
The best way for government to fight these crimes is to work together. Federal, state, and local agencies, law enforcement, the Attorney General's Office, and individuals need to partner to combat fraud–especially the defrauding of senior citizens. This collective effort can stop the con artists before they strike.
This website contains links to helpful resources and a copy of a new brochure, "Savvy Consumers Can Stop Fraud: A Guide for Seniors." The information in the brochure provides valuable guidelines and steps for consumers to take to protect their interests. “Smart Consumers” also contains information on tools designed to save money, especially in the important area of prescription medication.
Other topics include identity theft prevention, recognizing telemarketing fraud, price gouging and information on sweepstakes scams.
The Florida Prescription Drug Price website provides pricing information for the 50 most commonly used prescription drugs in Florida.
- Cabinet Resolution Honoring Seniors vs. Crime (.pdf)
- "Savvy Consumers Can Stop Fraud: A Guide for Seniors." (.pdf)
- Seniors vs. Crime, Inc.:
The Seniors vs. Crime Project allows seniors to become involved in not only their own protection, but also that of their fellow citizens. Senior Sleuths volunteers work in offices known as Storefronts to provide important assistance to the crime fighting effort.
A membership organization dedicated to enhancing the experience of aging through advocacy, information, and services.
- Florida Department of Elder Affairs:
Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs: Access to information about health and wellness, long-term care, community-based care, projects, and publications.
- Florida Department of Veteran's Affairs:
Assisting Florida's veterans, families and survivors to improve their health and economic well being.
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
- The National Center on Elder Abuse:
NCEA, funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is a gateway to resources on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.