In 1989, some of Florida’s most effective crime fighters were unleashed through the creation of the Attorney General’s Seniors vs. Crime Project. This Project, sponsored by the Attorney General's Office, allows seniors to be actively involved in their own and their younger citizens' protection.
The volunteers, known as Senior Sleuths, (1) serve as eyes and ears to inform my office of current issues affecting seniors, (2) educate the public about scams and frauds, (3) assist law enforcement as actors with undercover operations and (4) manage consumer cases referred by my office or requested of the Project by other sources. These crime fighters are responsible for recovering millions of dollars for seniors who were intentional or unintentional victims of con artists or honest businesses.
Volunteers work throughout the state in locations known as Offices. More than 3,000 Senior Sleuth volunteers provide important assistance to the state's crime fighting effort from those Offices or from the comfort of their homes.
Unethical businesses and individuals may believe that their senior target is helpless, when, in fact, the "target" may be working for the Attorney General or local law enforcement in an undercover role. Few volunteer opportunities permit this level of involvement for seniors in their own protection.
Please give the Seniors vs. Crime Project a chance to help with your consumer related complaint. The Lee County Office is located at the Cape Coral Police Department at 1100 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral FL 33990.
Hours of Operation and Contact information:
Open: Tuesday and ThursdayHours: 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.Manager: Pat Koelber (239)-574-0643