GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--The Gloucester Township Police Department wants to help you and keep you safe from “Elder Fraud” and “Tech Support Scams” that target the elderly, grandparents, or other older loved ones, from becoming a victim of a scam. The elderly lose billions a year to scammers, and you may be at a loss on how to protect them.
In many scams, your parents or older loved ones may be targeted more often than other age groups and fall victim more often, too. And once burned, they may be hit up again as easy marks.
All this is made easier for the scammers if you live elsewhere, unable to run interference on incoming phone calls, emails and mailed letters from con artists. Giving your parents stern warnings or demanding power of attorney to control their finances may seem like the way to go, but often those tactics come with nasty emotional fallout.
For more information about “Elder Fraud” or other scams, please contact the Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Bureau at 856-228-4011, or email at: [email protected]
For more information about the uptick in Tech Support Scams in 2023 go to AARP's article here: https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2023/fake-online-tech-support.html
Gloucester Township Police Department
1261 Chews Landing Rd
Clementon, NJ 08021