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  • APS Investigations and Findings

    Adult Protective Services (APS) is a statewide government agency. It is part of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). APS investigators respond to reports of possible abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults who live in their own homes or in a facility where there is an allegation of mistreatment by someone who is not an employee of the facility. #2940EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • Protecting Elders and Vulnerable Adults from Abuse and Neglect

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

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español

Scams (1)+

  • 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

Seniors & Consumer Fraud (2)+

  • 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

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    CENTS
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