Preventing elder abuse in Boulder County

Radio Show Host: 
Jim Williams

A scammer recently convinced a local senior citizen to buy gift cards and then read him the access codes. When his target went to purchase the cards at a service desk, the grocery store clerk said, "Wow these are used a lot of time to scam people. Are you sure this isn't a scam?" That was all it took to interrupt one of many instances of elder abuse we've seen in Boulder County this year. On this month's "A Public Affair," hosted by Community Foundation Boulder County, District Attorney Michael Dougherty and Liz Parker, a consumer specialist with his office, describe what a big problem elder abuse has become, and steps we can all take to prevent it.