March 13, 2019
Stories of elderly men and women who have been solicited or scammed are unfortunately quite common: an estimated $37 billion is lost annually to elder fraud.
To avoid persistent and aggressive scammers and their attempts to get personal or financial information, use the following methods:
For more information, contact the Office of Consumer and Business Regulation by calling their Consumer Hotline at 617-973-8787.
If you or a family member have been a victim of solicitation or scamming and are seeking legal advice or representation, you can call the Boston Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service at 617-742-0625, connect with an area online 24/7 by clicking “Get Started” here, or by submitting an email request online today. Our intake staff will help you determine if a referral to a lawyer is necessary, or if it’s possible to get assistance through a government office or elder affairs program.