Bacoa received a call from the Barrington Police Department asking for assistance on behalf of an individual with Alzheimer’s disease. He was exploited by a caller who told him he had won a significant prize online.
The individual lost over $30,000 purchasing cell phones that he mailed to fake addresses. The caller also coerced the individual to open a line of credit and mail checks to the fake address. The financial loss was devastating.
Taking on the frauded individual as a client, Bacoa worked with his spouse to open a new checking account, reviewing their bills and credit card statements weekly. We appealed fraudulent charges and put a credit freeze on all three credit reporting companies. This was just the start.
Our team helped his spouse set up a monthly budget and manage their finances safely. Bacoa now visits the family monthly to review expenses and adjust their household budget if necessary.