Resources for Seniors
Follow Triad on Facebook for crime prevention tips, scam alerts, news about Triad programs and services, information about upcoming senior conferences and other events, and links to the latest Triad videos.
Watch Triad videos on YouTube for presentations about safety and crime prevention for seniors and information about Triad programs and services.
The office of the Attorney General leads the state-wide Triad initiative for the Commonwealth of Virginia. This website includes helpful information and publications, including:
The AARP Fraud Resource Center has a comprehensive collection of information about a wide range of scams that target seniors. Some examples include: romance scams, the grandparent scam, sweepstakes and lottery scams, and IRS imposter scams.
The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) works to "empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse." The site includes detailed information about Medicare fraud and health-related scams related to issues such as COVID, medical identity theft, home health care and hospice fraud, etc.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) cybercrimes section focuses on online, computer-based crimes. The webpage includes suggestions to protect against becoming a victim of cybercrime and descriptions of common email and computer-related scams such as identity theft, ransomware, and spoofing and phishing.