Please join us for a special 4-part series of FBI presentations being presented in partnership with the Holland Center. The first presentation will focus on Senior Fraud cases and steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from fraudulent schemes. Senior fraud takes many forms as criminals find ways to take advantage of this vulnerable and growing population.
Seniors are a particularly vulnerable victim group and are often specifically targeted for financial fraud crimes. Seniors are often more polite and trusting, have difficulty saying no, may be lonely or spend a great deal of time alone, may have diminished physical or mental capacity, are less likely to report the crime out of shame, and are often financially stable and own their homes.
According to the FBI's Internet Crimes Complaint Center (IC3.gov) elder fraud report, Arizona ranked 10th in the nation for the most elder fraud victims with 3,175 and 8th for the most money lost reporting $54,441,279 in losses for 2021. This information is from people over 60 years old. With better awareness of what to watch out for, the better you can protect yourself and your loved ones.
Step 1: Please click here to register: https://fbipcaaa.org/event-4923007
Step 2: At the bottom of the registration page, you will see the donation button. Suggested donation is: $15.00, however you may choose any amount you wish. (In the donation comments please note this is for the Senior Fraud presentation).
Martin E. Hellmer, Special Agent, FBI Phoenix Field Office
Special Agent (SA) Martin E. Hellmer recently served as the FBI Phoenix Field Office’s Private Sector Coordinator, responsible for the office’s outreach with the community. He also conducts investigations of white collar crimes, including healthcare fraud, securities fraud, and other complex financial crimes. Before his current assignment, SA Hellmer supervised the FBI's Cyber Task Force in Phoenix. SA Hellmer previously served as a supervisor in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, and as an investigator of terrorism, counterintelligence matters, and white collar crimes in the FBI's Washington Field Office. He received the 2013 FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Counterterrorism Investigation.
SA Hellmer holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining the FBI in 2002, he practiced as a Certified Public Accountant.
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