For many families, elder fraud is a growing concern. Our Elder Fraud Center is here to help. It’s a free and easy-to-use resource hub packed with helpful articles, tips, and more. Follow our self-guided roadmap for step-by-step guidance on how to fight elder fraud more proactively, and get 1:1 support should fraud occur.
New research shows that elder fraud is on the rise — and the results can be devastating.
In 2021, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received thousands of fraud complaints from victims over the age of 60, resulting in $1.7 billion in losses. For individuals, the financial stakes can be high: during the same time period, the FBI says the average loss per victim was more than $18,000.
If you’re concerned about elder fraud in your family, we’re here for you.
If you’re a member, know that our identity specialists are specially trained in accessibility and elder care. They can help older adults navigate technology, determine if something is a scam, and begin the recovery process should fraud occur.
But anyone can access our Elder Fraud Center: a free, easy-to-use online resource designed to support older adults and families in the fight against elder fraud.
Here’s how you can get started and make the most of our new resource hub today.
For older adults and families…
For older adults and their loved ones, education is a good first line of defense — and we’re here to provide that.
Whether you’re an Allstate Identity Protection member or not, you can visit our Elder Fraud Center for articles, tips, and step-by-step guidance on how to fight fraud more proactively.
See what our identity specialists recommend if you're facing one of these common scenarios:
You'd like to discuss elder fraud with a loved one, but aren't sure where to start
You want to step up personal security for yourself or an older loved one
You’re looking for ways to shut down persistent scammers
You’re concerned that you or a loved one may be experiencing elder fraud
Elder Fraud Center features
Whether you're on a desktop or mobile device, anyone can visit the Elder Fraud Center at allstateidentityprotection.com/elder-fraud-center
Follow our self-guided Staying Safe Roadmap to build a proactive game plan against fraud that works for your family
Explore helpful articles and tips about the latest fraud types and scams targeting older adults
Get 1:1 support if you’re an Allstate Identity Protection member with our Elder Fraud Helpline. Any time of the day or night, our certified identity specialists will be on the other line to assist you
In January 2022, we conducted a study with families on digital safety. Of those surveyed, nearly 60% said they felt worried about an aging parent falling victim to identity theft, or being tricked by a scammer.
So, know that your employees may be concerned about this growing problem.
With our Elder Fraud Center, your employees and their older loved ones can get the help and guidance they need, whether they're enrolled in our services or not.
To learn more about how to inform your employees about this resource, you can reach out to your benefits advisor or Allstate Identity Protection sales pro. We can provide emails and flyers you can use to notify your team about this new resource available to them.
We understand that elder fraud can get complex. But with these resources, we aim to make it easier for families to take proactive steps to stay safe.