FRAUD, FRAUDULENT SCHEMES AND ABUSE AGAINST THE ELDERLY.
We strongly recommend that you think carefully before sending money to someone you don’t know well. In particular, you should be wary of deals or offers that sound too good to be true.
Scams usually start with someone offering to buy something you’ve advertised, pay you to work from home, give an "advance" on a lottery prize you’ve supposedly won, or pay a share of the millions you’ll get for agreeing. in having money from a foreign country transferred to your bank account on deposit. Whatever the lip service, the person may seem quite plausible.
When you send money via wire transfer, the funds cannot be retrieved. Be careful whenever someone you don’t know well asks you to make a wire transfer.
Elder fraud involves making false promises to older adults of goods, services, or financial benefits that do not exist, were never intended to be offered, or were counterfeited. Scammers often target older people, asking them to do wire transfers and then taking the funds.
If you believe that you or someone you know has been the victim of fraud, fraud, or elder abuse, contact USEND immediately by telephone at 1-888-305-7264 (outside the US, call 1-424-237 -1800). If you know of anyone or any entity that is using the Service inappropriately, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sites below provide more information on how to prevent fraud, scams, and elder abuse: