Florida Attorney General Launches Senior Protection Team
Written by: Kate L. Wakeman, Esq.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced the creation of Florida’s Senior Protection Team on March 4, 2019. The Senior Protection Team helps protect Floridians ages 60 and older from civil, criminal, and health care fraud. Additionally, the Senior Protection Team works to identify new scams, spot trends, and stay ahead of changes in technology used to target seniors.
The Senior Protection Team is an intra-agency group comprised of attorneys and investigators from the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution, the Consumer Protection Division, and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Seniors v. Crime and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement assist with investigations and outreach.
The Florida Office of the Attorney General has published a list of tips on how to recognize and prevent senior-targeted fraud, which can be found here.
If you believe you or a loved one has been targeted by elder fraud or abuse, or if you would like more information on how to protect yourself or others against fraud or abuse, we can help. Our firm also offers other legal services including: Medicaid planning and asset protection, VA benefits, estate planning, special needs planning, guardianship, probate, and trust administration. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.