National Senior Fraud Awareness Day

National Senior Fraud Awareness Day

In honor of National Senior Fraud Awareness Day, we just launched our COVID-19 Scams FAQ resource sheet.

Unfortunately, a pandemic can’t even stop scammers and a new trend of COVID-19 related scams is on the rise. Therefore, to honor National Senior Fraed Awareness Day, we have launched a resource sheet.  

Scammers are exploiting the fear and isolation people are feeling during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place and are using the crisis to steal people’s money and sensitive personal information. May 18th is National Senior Fraud Awareness Day and we wanted to have these timely resources available for you to share with clients and colleagues. You are welcome to include in any of your organization’s communications.

In response, the Elder Abuse Prevention program at the Institute on Aging and Open Door Legal developed this FAQ to spread awareness about red flags and common scams and let people know where they can turn for help for services and legal aid in San Francisco.


  1. Hi ,
    My name is Deborah Bonenfant
    I just received a call from 1-877-836-5643 Saying ATTENTION ATTENTION this is your only chance due to what is happening now to be able to get debt free forgiveness . Please press 1 to be connected with a person. I would like to report this telephone number in case it was a FRAUD call trying to get elderly people’s information. I hung up and did not get connected. I hope this will get checked out to see if I assume it is a SCAM call.

    Thank you,

    Deborah Bonenfant

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