Scam Support

According to the Federal Trade Commission, 2.8 million Americans had lost a total of 5.8 billion dollars to scams in 2021. A scam is identified as a scheme to get money from another person through fraudulent means. Learn to protect yourself here and what you should do if you or a person you know has fallen victim to a scammer.

Scam Prevention Tips

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Other Contacts for Reporting

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Office for Victims of Crimes

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Office of Comptroller of the Currency

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Local Resources

Monthly Scam Presentation at DeKalb Club 55 each month on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

This monthly event is held to provide current information on scams and scam tactics aimed to defraud the community. All information is provided by Elder Care Services staff, Lee Scott, LCSW. Lee Scott is a licensed social worker, Adult Protective Services Supervisor and has extensive experience working with individuals who have been targeted by scammers.

Monthly Support Group at Elder Care Services each month on 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Scam Recovery Support Group

This is a peer led group with Lee Scott, LCSW acting as a facilitator for the group. If you have been targeted by scammers, you are encouraged to come to share your experiences to improve awareness and recovery among those who have been targeted by scammers.