In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness
Day on June 15th, the Town of High River FCSS
is sharing information and tips on elder abuse
and fraud. Financial abuse and fraud are among
the most prevalent forms of abuse within the
elderly population. Seniors and elderly individuals are often common targets as scammers perceive them to be more vulnerable, isolated or lonely and once an individual experiences fraud, they are more likely to be targeted again. Common scams within our community include prize pitches, false extortion from CRA banks or law enforcement, phishing (asking for passwords, credit cards, personal info), and recently, asking for money to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
For tips on how to avoid being a victim of fraud and for more information, visit