March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Meadowlark Senior Center
The FBI will conduct a training/seminar at Meadowlark Senior Center that will focus on elder financial abuse, how financial abuse occurs, who financial abusers are, signs of financial abuse, why older adults are targeted, and how to avoid financial abuse. Officers from the Rio Rancho Police Department will also be in attendance to answer any questions. It is widely estimated that one in 10 seniors in the United States is abused. That abuse can be physical, but often it is psychological or financial. Each year, an estimated $3 billion is stolen or defrauded from millions of American seniors through "grandparent scams," fake prizes, romance scams, fraudulent IRS refunds, and even outright extortion.