Elder Crimes and Distraction Scams

This dramatic awareness lecture from Vested Security Solutions is intended to arm attendees with the requisite knowledge to potentially eliminate the ubiquitous exploitation of the elderly, and those in our communities who lack the circumspection to realize a scam is afoot.  This program is available in several different formats, each geared for different audiences:

  • Elder Crimes and Distraction Scams for Law Enforcement
  • Elder Crimes and Distraction Scams for the Security Industry
  • Elder Crimes and Distraction Scams

 Vested Security is committed to tendering the highest level of service to clients.  As such, our seasoned presenters and lecturers have the ability to tailor these presentations in order to meet the needs of a target audience.  Accordingly, this presentation can be modified to focus purely on aspects of elder crimes, purely on aspects of distraction scams, a combination of both, or any permutation thereof.  With education at the heart of our mission, Vested Security lecturers have been proud to present these awareness lectures to many civic groups and religious organizations, thereby exposing the possible scams that could affect victims from within that community.  Furthermore, Vested lecturers have gladly presented this series to corporations and retail business that can often fall prey to clever scam artists. 

This Elder Crime seminar will expose a broad range of crimes typically committed against the elderly. This dynamic and informative presentation will feature a PowerPoint show, depicting various con games and scams, which target the senior citizen population.  Among them, this lecture will emphasize “Diversion and Confidence Burglaries,” as well as “The Sweetheart Swindle,” two of the more pervasive elder crimes that plague seniors in communities across the country.  The “Elder Crime” presentation will also accentuate the under-reporting of scams and cons by elder victims, thereby misrepresenting the scope of the problem. 
The Distraction Scams seminar is closely intertwined with the Elder Crimes block.  This half of the lecture will focus on those distraction scams often committed by members of a sect commonly known as the "Criminal Gypsy Community".  This program—also delivered in a vivid PowerPoint show—will cover both commercial and residential scams.  Most particularly, this dramatic awareness lecture will discuss the current, active transient criminal groups that are operating nationwide, targeting businesses, homes, and churches.  In addition, Vested Security’s presenters—who have gained first-hand knowledge during past investigations—will highlight the methods that are employed by these groups to successfully locate, stalk, and select victims—as well as the common methodologies utilized to execute a successful distraction crime against a prospective victim. 

This lecture series can be invaluable for the elderly, and citizens in general, offering them protection from what is otherwise an unrecognizable criminal element targeting the vulnerable.  With a heightened awareness, the public at large can become the first line of defense against scam artists and cons that could otherwise lurk undetected within our neighborhoods.   

Vested Security Solutions, LLC is proud to deliver this awareness lecture and vivid presentation at your venue.  Every seminar, program, and lecture provided by Vested Security can be custom tailored to impact your target audience in a meaningful and specific way.  As such, each program has a different fee structure, which fluctuates due to variables and host-specific configurations.  Nonetheless, Vested Security Solutions keeps professional fees reasonable, without sacrificing the quality or excellence of our service and presentation.  Finally, some funding sources may be available in New Jersey for school systems and government institutions. 

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