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Contact: Dr. Judy Christman Yates, DPA, CPP & Criminologist,  in cooperation with Grey Law, 290 Maple Ct. #128, Ventura CA 93003             
: (805) 407-5886
Email: FASTofVC@gmail.com

Venture County FAST helps prevent explotation of seniors

Ventura County FAST, Financial Abuse Specialist Team

Financial exploitation of elders and dependent adults is one of the fastest growing forms of abuse.  Learn how to recognize and prevent this crime of indignity, and what resources are available to help.

The Ventura County FAST assists direct service providers with special expertise and provides continuing education for professionals who serve the elder and dependent adult communities.  The FAST offers free community education on financial abuse.  It collaborates with statewide adult abuse prevention teams.  The FAST advises on legislation pertaining to financial abuse. 

Fraud Prevention Resources

Investment Scams – Contact SAIF (Seniors Against Investment Fraud) at the California Department of Corporations (toll-free) 1.866.275.2677

Door-to-Door Sales/Service – Contact local law enforcement

Telemarketing – Sign up on the Do Not Call Registry(toll-free) 1.888.382.1222

Contractor “Deals” on Home Repair – Contact the California Contractors State License Board (toll-free) 1.800.321.2752

Credit Card/Identity Theft – Call (toll-free) Experian 1.888.397.3742 - Equifax 1.800.525.6285 – TransUnion 1.800.680.7289

Financial exploitation of an elder or dependent adult is a crime. If you suspect abuse, contact:

Adult Protective Services
Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Police or Sheriff Department
Eldercare Locator – 1.800.677.1116

Financial Fraud Videos

Every day con artists and scammers talk senior citizens out of their hard-earned money. They do it on the phone, through the mail, on television, and at the door. Sometimes these thieves are friends and family members.

Through this video you will learn to spot the most commonly used techniques to trick you out of your money. Then, you will learn how to protect yourself. And, if someone you know has been scammed, tell them not to be embarrassed but instead to be a hero by reporting this financial abuse to the proper agencies.

Presented by the Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) of Ventura County, a program of
Conejo Valley Senior Concerns.

Made possible by a grant from the Archstone Foundation, Long Beach, California.

All of our Financial Abuse Videos can now be viewed on