Former Director William Webster Offers Warning About Elder Fraud
The former director of the FBI and CIA is warning older people—as well as their loved ones and caregivers—to be aware of elder fraud schemes. “If it can happen to me, it can happen to you,” says Webster, 98, who was the target of a lottery scam in 2014.
William Webster: I served in World War II and Korea.
I was a federal judge.
I was the director of the FBI.
Director of the CIA.
And I was the target of an elder fraud scheme.
Slide: Each year, millions of older Americans fall victim to financial fraud schemes.
Slide: Criminals gain older people’s trust and then prey on their desire for companionship, love, or financial security.
Webster: Don’t fall for scammers’ promises of money, friendship, love, or romance.
These are criminals who want to take one thing: your money.
You’ve worked hard. You’ve saved. Don’t let criminals try to take that away from you.
If you or a loved one have been affected by elder fraud, contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI, or visit ic3.gov to file a complaint.
If it can happen to me, it can happen to you.
Slide: For information and resources, visit fbi.gov/elderfraud.
Slide: Contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or visit ic3.gov to file a complaint.
- 02.06.2023 — Inside The FBI Podcast: For The Love Of Money
- 02.01.2023 — Inside the FBI Podcast: Romance Scams (2021 Rerelease)
- 02.01.2023 — Inside the FBI Podcast: Submitting Tips to the Bureau
- 01.31.2023 — FBI Seattle Discusses Myths of Human Trafficking
- 01.16.2023 — FBI Announces $10,000 Reward for Information Leading to Arrest in Unsolved Murders
- 01.13.2023 — Section Chief Jose Perez on Violent Crime Operations
- 01.12.2023 — Sextortion PSA – Salt Lake City
- 01.10.2023 — Madalina Cojocari Missing Person's Vodcast
- 12.29.2022 — FBI Atlanta: Surveillance in Ebenezer Baptist Church Vandalism Investigation
- 11.22.2022 — FBI Charlotte: Surveillance Video in Crisis Pregnancy Center Arson Investigation (2 of 2)
- 11.21.2022 — B-Roll JCODE Takedown Los Angeles 110122
- 11.18.2022 — FBI Philadelphia: Surveillance Video in Serial Armed Robberies Investigation (September 12, 2022 Robbery)
- 11.18.2022 — FBI Philadelphia: Surveillance Video in Serial Armed Robberies Investigation (October 8, 2022 Robbery)
- 11.15.2022 — FBI Charlotte: Surveillance Video in Crisis Pregnancy Center Arson Investigation (1 of 2)
- 11.14.2022 — FBI Buffalo: Surveillance in CompassCare Arson Investigation
- 11.11.2022 — Little Rock B-Roll 110922
- 11.07.2022 — FBI and Wounded Warrior Regiment Connect for Career and Fitness Event
- 10.25.2022 — FBI Honolulu and Bank of Guam Describe Cybersecurity Partnership
- 10.06.2022 — FBI and Moderna Describe Cybersecurity Partnership (Short)
- 10.06.2022 — FBI and Moderna Describe Cybersecurity Partnership (Long)