STATE OF FLORIDA
Seniors vs. Crime has been a unique and effective group of advocates for
Florida’s seniors. The Seniors vs. Crime project, sponsored by the Office of
the Attorney General, allows consumer-conscious seniors to be actively involved
in protecting their communities and their fellow seniors from becoming victims
of consumer fraud.
known as Senior Sleuths, investigate and attempt to resolve complaints they
receive from seniors in the local community, often assist the Attorney
General’s Consumer Protection Division and local law enforcement as requested,
and help educate the public about the program as well as common scams that typically
target seniors. These dedicated citizens are responsible for recovering
millions of dollars for seniors as well as small businesses victimized by
scams, all at no cost to the consumer.
I applaud the great work of the seniors whose dedication and initiative have made the Seniors vs. Crime project such a tremendous success over the years. By volunteering with Seniors vs. Crime, these seniors are providing an additional much needed resource in our efforts to combat consumer fraud. I am proud to partner with these outstanding citizens and look forward to continuing to work with them to ensure Florida is safer for our residents and visitors of all ages.