CT launches Elder Justice hotline to help prevent discrimination and scams against seniors

The state of Connecticut announced it has launched an Elder Justice Hotline intended to protect seniors across the state against scams and discrimination.

News 12 Staff

Jul 19, 2021, 3:41 PM

Updated 1,008 days ago

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The state of Connecticut announced it has launched an Elder Justice Hotline intended to protect seniors across the state against scams and discrimination.
Attorney General William Tong, Aging and Disabilities Commissioner Amy Porter, Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull and the Coalition for Elder Justice in Connecticut today launched the Elder Justice Hotline.
In a release, Tong's office called the hotline a '“one stop shop” for older in adults in Connecticut in need of information, aid and justice.
State officials say elder justice issues can range from age-based discrimination in the workplace to scams and frauds, elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
They say no one state agency can answer every question, but the Consumer Assistance Unit of the Office of the Attorney General will staff the hotline and refer matters to the appropriate agencies across state government.
The hotline can be reached at 1-860-808-5555.
Individuals may also access information about the hotline, resources and an online complaint portal here


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