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Elder Abuse (2)+

  • Protection Order Advocacy Program

    A protection order is an order, issued by a judge, to protect a person from another person whose behavior is abusive, threatening, exploitive or seriously alarming. This describes the different types of orders. Read More

    By:
    King County Prosecuting Attorney
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  • Vulnerable Adult Protection Order

    An Order for Protection can help keep a vulnerable adult safe. However, an order is only one part of protecting a vulnerable adult. If you have questions about other options, call: the statewide telephone number to report abuse or neglect: 1-866-ENDHARM, 1-866-363-4276. Read More

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    Administrative Office of the Courts

Financial Exploitation (2)+

  • Hang up on Medicare card scams

    Scammers follow the news – and the money. A few months ago, we shared the news that Medicare is sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits, replacing your Social Security number with another number. As expected, scammers have been trying to cash in on this change. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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    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
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