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When assessing each situation:
Ask yourself who is exploiting the older adult?
- Exploitation by the Caregiver, including family members:
- Contact your local Adult Protective Services or your local law enforcement.
- For APS Directory, click here
- For a local directory of law enforcement, click here.
- Exploitation by Public Fraud and Scams
- Report to the Ohio Attorney General
- If you are the victim of a scam and need help, please fill out a consumer complaint form.
- If you have witnessed a scam please fill out this report a scam form.
- For more information on the Ohio Attorney General’s Elder Justice Initiative, click here or call 1-800-282-0515
- For Ohio Laws Protecting Consumers, click here
- Protect Yourself from Fraud – To recognize possible scams, learn to protect yourself and loved ones click here
- Medicare Fraud costs American taxpayers an estimated $60 billion every year. To help prevent fraud:
- Treat your Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security numbers like you would a credit card or bank account number – never give them to a stranger.
- Carry your Medicare or Medicaid card with you only when you need it, such as trips to your doctor’s office, your hospital or clinic and the pharmacy.
- Record doctor visits, tests and procedures in a journal or on a calendar.
- If you suspect fraud, address any issues with your provider first. If you are uncomfortable calling your provider or they are unable to address your concerns, take action by …
- For more information about Medicare Fraud and how you can help stop it, visit www.stopmedicarefraud.gov