Scams Against Elderly Top Complaints


Forty state and local consumer protection agencies were asked to name the most common and outrageous complaints they have received in the past year.   Knowing how fraudsters so commonly target seniors, it’s no surprise that scams against older Americans was number one. These senior scams, which range from the very popular “grandparent scam” to […]

Four Charged in Football Technology Conspiracy


Four people in Florida have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and substantive mail fraud for allegedly operating call rooms targeting seniors and tricking them into purchasing $2.4 million in stock. In a release from the FBI, the defendants–Peter D. Kirschner, 49, of Delray Beach; Stuart R. Rubens, 61, of North Miami; Dean […]

An Awesome August Ahead with Wisconsin SMP!


Although summer is halfway over, ways to get involved with the Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol don’t slow down! Learn more about our organization and how we are joining in the fight against senior healthcare fraud at one of our many statewide workshops and presentations. In addition, we’d love to have you join our team as a volunteer! Here’s […]

[RECAP] Special Committee on Aging Hearing


Recently, the U.S. Senate held a special committee hearing on aging to discuss the FBI’s role in the fight against health care fraud.  Last year, the government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered $4.3 billion in taxpayer dollars, the highest annual amount recovered from individuals and companies who attempted to defraud seniors and taxpayers […]