About the Massachusetts Elder Identity Theft Coalition

Find out more about the goals of the Massachusetts Elder Identity Theft Coalition and see all the coalition's members.

The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General has been named as one of six recipients competitively selected to receive a grant through the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft. This grant is part of the coalition-building efforts under the National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network Expansion Program (NITVAN II).

For additional information on NITVAN please visit nitvan.org

Funding for this award is derived from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), through the Crime Victims Fund.

Goals

The Coalition has three primary goals:

  1. TRAIN service provider organizations to assist elders who have been victims of identity theft, including detailed trainings on how to help victims create an identity theft recovery plan.
  2. EDUCATE elders to be proactive in protecting their identity.
  3. RAISE awareness among businesses that are sometimes used in the act of identity theft to help them recognize and prevent identity theft. 

Members

Massachusetts Elder Identity Theft Coalition builds partnerships throughout the Commonwealth.  To date, the following organization have joined the coalition: 

  1. Executive Office of Elder Affairs
  2. Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc.
  3. Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging
  4. Massaschusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative
  5. Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable
  6. Berkshire County District Attorney's Office
  7. Essex County District Attorney's Office
  8. Hampden County District Attorney's Office
  9. Norfolk County District Attorney's Office
  10.  Hampshire County District Attorney's Office
  11.  Plymouth County District Attorney's Office
  12.  Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
  13.  Worcester County District Attorney's Office
  14.  Massachusetts AARP
  15.  The Commission on Affairs of the Elderly
  16.  Worcester Area Volunteers/RSVP
  17.  The Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts
  18.  The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
  19.  Community Legal Aid
  20.  Middlesex County District Attorney's Office
  21.  MassHousing/TAP program
  22. Springfield Mayor's Office of Consumer Information
  23. Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
  24. The Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police
  25. Boston Medical Center - Elders Living at Home Program
  26. Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  27. Massachusetts Division of Banks
  28. Massachusetts Community and Banking Council
  29. South Coastal Counties Legal Services
  30. Northeast Legal Aid (regional CLAVC programs)
  31. City of New Bedford, Department of Community Services, Local Consumer Program
  32. Cooperative Credit Union Association

Upcoming events

May 2, 2019 - New England Association of Resident Service Coordinators, Annual Conference. Train the Trainer Event. 350 Quaker Rd, North Falmouth, MA 02556

June 3, 2019 - Educational luncheon and panel discussion for veterans, their caregivers and family members to raise awareness of financial exploitation. DAV Hall, 788 Liberty Street, Braintree, MA 02184

June 12, 2019 - ElderCare 2019, Educational Event for Seniors & Caregivers. Worcester State College, 486 Chandler St., Worcester, MA

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