Attorney General Chris Carr announced Tuesday the Georgia Consumer Protection Guide for Older Adults.
“Supporting and protecting our aging community is an essential part of our consumer protection mission,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “We created this comprehensive guide to empower our older adults, their families and caregivers with information to make wise decisions about their money, safety and well-being.”
According to Carr, older adults are often targeted by scammers who view them as particularly vulnerable to fraudulent and deceptive schemes. They also face unique challenges that come with aging, which are often difficult to navigate. The Georgia Consumer Protection Guide for Older Adults includes an array of topics of importance to seniors, including scams, identity theft, credit and debt, reverse mortgages, charitable giving, home repairs, funerals, advance directives, long-term care, elder abuse and more.
The guide will be distributed throughout the state. Consumers can download the guide from the Consumer Protection Unit’s website at consumer.ga.gov. To request a hard copy of the guide, please call the Consumer Protection Unit at (404) 651-8600.