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Seniors vs Crime
Seniors vs. Crime is a special project of the Florida Attorney General organized to assist seniors who have been scammed or treated unfairly by businesses.
The Primary Goal of the Seniors vs. Crime Project is to reduce the victimization of senior citizens who are often targeted for specific crimes or scams based on their age. The Project accomplishes this goal by providing various educational and crime prevention programs to senior citizen groups, investigating complaints, seeking restitution for seniors in appropriate instances and by referring victims to a law enforcement agency if the situation is criminal in nature.
The Seniors vs. Crime Project was started by Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth in 1989 and continues under the leadership of Attorney general Ashley Moody. All the work is done by local senior volunteers, call Senior Sleuths, in local offices.
Types of issues the Seniors vs. Crime office can assist with include:
- Construction complaints
- Refund trouble
- Identity theft
- Product complaints
- Warranty problems
- Recovery of funds
- Medical billing refunds
- Website complaints
- Phone and computer scams
- Home repair issues
If you have an issue that is not on that list, that doesn't mean the Senior Sleuths can't help. Feel free to contact them about any civil matter. If they can't help, they can likely direct you to someone who can.
The Seniors vs. Crime Office is in the lobby of the Fernandina Beach police Department and staffed Tuesday - Thursday from 10 AM to 2 PM.
The Seniors vs. Crime Program operates in partnership with, yet independently of the Fernandina Beach Police Department.