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South Dakota a national leader in battling elder fraud

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As the Baby Boomer generation ages and financial exploitation of the elderly increases, the state of South Dakota is taking an aggressive approach to fighting fraud against the elderly and has suddenly become a national leader in catching scammers and preventing victimization.

South Dakota has one of the nation’s only statewide prosecutorial teams focused solely on financial crimes against the elderly. Meanwhile, a host of groups dedicated to protecting older residents – including local law enforcement and judicial offices, social services agencies, financial institutions, nursing homes and elder advocacy groups — have formed an unofficial but committed coalition to battle back against elderly scams and scammers in South Dakota.

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