This September, the Naperville Police Department is focusing its Safer Naper campaign on senior safety. Throughout the month, we will cover scams targeting Naperville’s older population, mental health resources for seniors and caregivers, and NPD programs available to seniors. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find:

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), people between the ages of 60-69 lost more money to fraud in 2022 (a total of $836 million) than any other age group. Nationally and locally there has been an increase in reports of scams involving cryptocurrency. A common cryptocurrency is Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency not issued by any central authority (banks) or regulated by a government entity that is sent electronically. Crypto transactions can’t be traced back to specific people, making them attractive to scammers.

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