Washington

Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation

Legal Information

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In this section of Washington LawHelp you will find general legal information and resources about elder abuse in Washington state.

  • Protecting Elders and Vulnerable Adults from Abuse and Neglect

    9920EN - The law protects frail elders and vulnerable adults. This publication discusses different types of abuse that these individuals are protected from under the law. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Senior Fraud

    Consumers lose billions of dollars each year to fraud. People over age 50 are especially vulnerable and account for over half of all victims, according to a study conducted by AARP. People who commit these types of crimes, “con criminals,” often target older people knowing they have spent a lifetime earning their savings. Con criminals go wherever they can to find money to steal. They use everyday tools—the mailbox, the telephone, the Internet—to reach into your pocketbook. Read More

    By:
    Washington State Attorney General
  • Senior Money Project

    Helpful video series on reverse mortgages/equity, scams, identity theft and estate planning and many other resources to help seniors make good financial decisions. Read More

    By:
    CENTS