There is a new robbery trend targeting seniors known as ‘jugging.’ When you withdraw money from the ATM, a criminal lies in wait, then follows the target to another location and robs them. Jugging is on the rise nationwide and targets vulnerable seniors – even following them to their own homes and attacking them and taking their cash and valuables.
Authorities have put out a national alert to help people prevent bank jugging:
Another angle on jugging is happening nationwide in stores where robbers target victims shopping in stores by distracting them and stealing their wallets from their purses – often left unattended in a shopping cart. This version of jugging is primarily targeting elderly women.
You are not alone. There are things you can do to protect your loved one. Talk to an elder law attorney if you have a vulnerable family member who you think is susceptible to elder fraud, crime or scams.
Are you worried someone you care about may have been scammed and needs safeguards? Call us to schedule a consultation with the experienced elder law attorney at Estate and Probate Legal Group. Call us at 630-864-5835.
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