Money Mule Scams: Tips for Prevention, Identification, and Trauma-Informed Assistance

February 18, 2022

Webinar date: Thursday, March 10, 2 – 3 PM ET
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Hosted by ACL's elder justice resource centers: 

  • Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center (APS-TARC)
  • National Adult Protective Services Training Center (NATC)
  • National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
  • National Center on Law & Elder Rights (NCLER)
  • National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC)
  • National Pension Assistance Resource Center (NPARC)
  • National Resource Center on Women & Retirement (NRCWR)

Join us for an important discussion about money mule scams. “Money mules” are individuals who receive and move money that came from victims of fraud. Some money mules know they are participating in a crime, but others are not aware that they are assisting in a crime. 

Attendees will learn the basics about money mule scams, including examples of these scams, tips for prevention and identification, how individuals can seek help, and available consumer education materials.
 
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will provide an overview of these scams and share their work to identify and address money mule activities. 
 
The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) and Indiana Legal Services will share tips elder justice advocates can use to assist individuals with a trauma-informed approach and examples of assistance provided to older adults impacted by this scam. 
 
Additionally, attendees will learn about the ACL-funded Elder Justice Resource Centers hosting this webinar, the aging network professionals they support, and how to contact them for applicable assistance. 
 
Speakers:

  • Hilary Dalin, Director, Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services, Administration for Community Living
  • Jacqueline Blaesi-Freed, Assistant Director, Consumer Protection Branch, United States Department of Justice
  • Sarah Galvan, Directing Attorney, Elder Rights, National Center on Law and Elder Rights, Justice in Aging
  • Jane Handley, Staff Attorney, LAVA Project (Legal Assistance to Victimized Adults), Indiana Legal Services

Last modified on 02/18/2022


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