Elderly Man:  What is Elder Abuse 

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Across the nation, senior citizens are all too often the victims of financial exploitation. Unscrupulous individuals who perpetrate sweepstakes fraud, home repair fraud, telemarketing fraud, and insurance and investment frauds often target the elderly. Sadly, even family members and caretakers sometimes view seniors as easy prey. Historically, there have been few resources specially designated for the detection, investigation and prosecution of crimes of a financial nature against seniors who live in the community, and that is where most of the crimes involving financial exploitation occur.

My office is committed to investigating and prosecuting those who would take advantage of our senior citizens. Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you suspect that you, or someone you care about, is being harmed by abuse or neglect or is being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous individual.

~Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III
~Delaware Attorney General

 

State Government Agencies

 

Help Lines and Hotlines

  • Delaware Abuse Hotline
    1-800-223-9074
  • Mobile Crisis Intervention Unit
    1-800-652-2929
  • Delaware Helpline
    1-800-464-4357
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