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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Justice has initiated an Elder Justice Initiative which seeks to combat elder abuse and financial fraud targeted at seniors. Elder abuse is an intentional or negligent act by any person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to an older adult.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is on June 15. On this day, and throughout the month, communities, seniors, caregivers, governments, organizations, and the private sector unite to prevent the mistreatment of and violence against older people. Social Security imposter scams are widespread across the United States. Scammers use sophisticated tactics

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