David Kessler, Elder Fraud Expert
David Kessler, Elder Fraud Expert, speaks throughout the country about the escalating problem of exploitation of the elderly. As a keynote speaker and trainer on the topic of exploitation of the elderly, David addresses all facets of these crimes, including Undue influence, Sweetheart Swindles, Power of Attorney Thefts, and Home Improvement Scams.
Crimes against the elderly are highly under reported throughout the United States. Too often, incidents of stealing from an elderly victim are misdiagnosed as a "family matter," or a civil court issue. Protecting the elderly from crimes of fraud committed against the elderly is the focus of David Kessler's training and consulting efforts. He has dedicated his professional life to providing education and guidance for public and private sector professionals on the topic of exploitation of the elderly, and making certain those who prey on elderly victims are punished.
David M. Kessler is a retired Police Officer (former Commander of the Financial Crimes Unit) with the Dekalb County Police Department in Decatur, Georgia. David was recruited by the Ohio Attorney General in 1999 to serve as Chief Investigator of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit. Within this role, David's primary focus became the protection of senior citizens against those who would prey upon them. With extensive knowledge and vast experience in the area of elder exploitation, David chose to leave the government sector in 2008 to form his own consulting business, Protecting The Elderly.
David holds the distinction of being a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - A.C.F.E. and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
Read a summary transcript of David Kessler's presentation "Protecting Your Clients from Financial Elder Fraud" in the October, 2015 issue of "Retirement Insight and Trends".
Most Requested PresentationsDavid is available to:
Train your organization's staff on what security measures can be taken to protect your elderly clients or members
Share expertise as a consultant for individual cases involving allegations of crimes against the elderly
View brief YouTube clips from
David Kessler's recent
Retirement Resource Center webinars including
"Protecting Your Clients from Financial Elder Fraud".
National White Collar Crime Center
National District Attorneys Association
American Association of Retired Persons
Kentucky Attorney General
City of Columbus, Ohio Fire/EMS
Boise State University, Center for Aging
National Sheriff's Association
Michigan Department of Commerce
Maryland Credit Union League
Federal Bureau of Investigation
What attendees of David's presentations have said
"Riveting material from a powerful speaker"
"Passionate trainer on shameless crimes in our society"
"Anyone with elderly in their lives needs to hear Mr. Kessler"
Please visit Retirement-Speakers-Bureau.com to find out how you can request David or other leading industry experts to speak at your next meeting, conference, or other event.