Justice Department cracking down on financial scams targeting the elderly

The Justice Department announced Thursday its largest crackdown on scams that defraud the elderly. Since March of last year, charges against some 260 people have been filed in elder financial scams. The cases affected roughly 2 million Americans, with losses of an estimated $750 million. Older Americans are often targeted, like 65-year-old Cathleen McInerney of Connecticut. Last November, a scam artist obtained her credit card number and other personal information, then tried three times to get cash advances off the card in amounts totaling $6,600.   “I felt such a invasion you know that someone had that information. It was a little unsettling, I would say,” McInerney said. Read more here >>>

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