Combating Elder Fraud Abuse

  • Mar 23, 2023 1:00 p.m.
  • Central Time (CT)
Course Level
Delivered via
100 minutes


Elder fraud abuse is at an all-time high and growing. Currently, there are 54 million elders in the United States alone, and that number is expected to increase to 70 million by 2030.  

In this webinar, John Gill, J.D., CFE, Chief Training Officer for the ACFE and special guest, John Schwartz, President of the Center for Combating Elder Financial Abuse, will discuss the latest schemes targeting those over 60 years of age. These scams include tax and sweepstakes schemes, computer support schemes, fraudulent guardianship, veteran pension schemes and more.



You Will Learn How To:

Identify red flags for elder fraud schemes

Recognize examples of elder fraud schemes and scams

Determine ways to protect individuals from elder fraud scams

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Credit by Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge: 2

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:
Members: $99
Non-Members: $149


John Gill, J.D., CFE - Speaker

John Gill

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

John D. Gill graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. In 1990, he received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.

Prior to working for the ACFE, Mr. Gill was an attorney in the Austin, Texas office of the law firm of Bragg, Smithers and Curry, where he was involved with civil fraud, insurance, and deceptive trade practices cases. He was the editor of the DTPA Forms and Practice Guide, written by David Bragg and Michael Curry.

In 1995, Mr. Gill joined the ACFE and served as both its general counsel and the manager of the Research Department for nine years. When the Research Department expanded in 2003, he took on the role of Research Director where he either created, or assisted in the creation of, dozens of educational products. In 2009, he was promoted to Vice President – Education, and in 2022, he was promoted to Chief Training Officer. In this role he oversees all ACFE training activities whether through a public event, a self-study course, an exam review course, or a private group training. He works with the ACFE’s talented Events, Research, and Training departments to provide the best anti-fraud education available anywhere.

He serves on the faculty of the ACFE and is a co-instructor of the CFE Exam Review class. He is a co-author of The Fraud Examiners Manual. He is the publisher of and a contributing author to Fraud Magazine.

Mr. Gill is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Austin Chapter of ACFE, Phi Beta Kappa, and the State Bar of Texas.

John Schwartz - Speaker


Founder and President
Center for Combating Elder Financial Abuse

John Schwartz has over three decades of service to his country. After graduating from West Point in 1986, Schwartz served as a Field Artillery officer in the United States Army until 1995. Serving in Fort Sill, OK, Republic of Korea, Fort Drum, NY and East Carolina Army ROTC in Greenville, NC. Schwartz attained the rank of Captain while in the Army and graduated from the Air Assault, Airborne, and Ranger courses. 

After serving in the Army, Schwartz joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and served as a Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent from 1996 to 2021. While in the FBI, Schwartz served at the Washington, D.C. Field Office and FBI Headquarters. 

After retiring from the FBI, Schwartz founded the Center for Combating Elder Financial Abuse, with a mission to “Lead the way in protecting the elderly and their families from predators who commit elderly financial abuse”.



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