If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder fraud, help is standing by at the National Elder Fraud Hotline.
Every day, 6:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. eastern time
English/Español/Other languages available
Financial scams and abuses that target older people are happening more and more.
This hotline is a free resource created by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime for people to report fraud against anyone age 60 or older.
Reporting suspected fraud is the first step.
Reporting can help authorities try to stop those who commit fraud and also help prevent others from becoming victims. Our experts will help you navigate this process.
The hotline is staffed by professionals
who know how to support victims of
fraud. Don’t worry, you can count on our
case managers to be caring and understanding.
Personalized service at no cost to you.
You will reach a case manager who will help you through the reporting process at the federal, state, and local levels. You will also be connected with other resources on a case-by-case basis.
Fraud and romance scams aimed at older adults resulted in losses of more than $184 million in 2018. Many crimes go unreported because victims are scared, embarrassed, or don’t know who to call. That’s why DOJ created the hotline.
Information from FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center, March 2019.
What to expect when you call.
We will respond quickly. Your call will be answered within three rings.
You will be assigned a case manager, who will remain your point of contact.
You will always be treated with understanding and respect.