Blog: Media Advisory: Maryland Officials & Non-Profits Unite to Combat Elder Financial Abuse – EIN News

A weeklong series of free online events to help protect yourself and your loved ones from elder financial abuse.

PROTECT Week 2021 Coincides With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The average victim of elder financial abuse loses upwards of $120,000. During PROTECT Week, we will share tips and resources to help keep your loved ones safe from this kind of fraud.”

— AARP Maryland State Director Hank Greenberg


/ — WHAT:

Press Conference Announcing


(Preventing Older Americans From Financial Exploitation) Statewide Public Education Campaign


Monday, June 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. EDT


Peter Franchot, Comptroller of Maryland

Brian Frosh, Attorney General of Maryland

Jonathan Lenzner, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland

Tony Salazar, Commissioner of Financial Regulation (MD LABOR)

Dorinda Adams, Director of the Office of Adult Services (MDH)

AARP Maryland

State Director Hank Greenberg, Co-host

CCCSMD President Helene Raynaud, Co-host


Online at



Nancy Carr, 443-787-5382 or

Helene Raynaud, CCCSMD, 443-514-0600 or

Maryland, along with states across the country, has experienced a significant increase in the number of financial exploitation cases over the last few years, particularly those involving seniors. Exploitation occurs when a person misuses or takes the assets of a vulnerable adult to benefit themselves. This frequently happens without the explicit knowledge or consent of an older or vulnerable adult, depriving the victim of vital financial resources. Many of the cases are perpetrated by professional scammers, but most exploitation is carried out by acquaintances and trusted “friends.”

Now in its fourth year, PROTECT Week runs from June 13-19, 2021 and coincides with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, observed June 15. The week features a series of free virtual workshops, telephone town halls and webinars on how to spot and stop the abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of older adults.

To register for the

teletown halls

, visit

or enjoy the livestream at For a complete list of resources and events visit


About the Partners

The PROTECT Week Coalition brings together state and federal agencies, local organizations, and financial professionals who share a common goal of preventing and remedying financial exploitation of older Marylanders

• Maryland Department of Aging

• Maryland Office of the Attorney General

• Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation (MD LABOR)

• Maryland Office of the Comptroller

• Maryland Department of Human Services

• Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

• Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition

• Governor’s Office on Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services

• EverSafe

• ElderSAFE

• Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today – BC REST Coalition

• AARP Maryland

• CCCSMD – Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland


• BBB of Greater Maryland


for event details and registration.


Nancy Carr
AARP Maryland
+1 443-787-5382
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