Attorney General Austin Knudsen said Montana has the sixth oldest population in the country and the oldest in the West.
“I think we can all agree that those who prey on the elderly are the worst kind of criminals,” he said.
Knudsen said his department investigates cases of elder abuse, which include allegations of terrible living conditions and medications being withheld.
Knudsen said senior citizens in Montana have lost up to seven figures from crooks.
“We need to stop scammers before it starts,” he said, noting that money is a scammer’s “life blood.”