Keeping Your Elder Safe From Scams and Frauds

Art Maines, LCSW

Art Maines, LCSW

 Art Maines shares his experience with a family member who was scammed and his career helping others avoid this predicament.

Art Maines, LCSW, is a graduate of Texas A & M University and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.  Art has been in active clinical practice for over 13 years. Heis a guest lecturer at Washington University, and conducts trainings for managed behavioral health care companies as well as Fortune 500 corporations. He is especially honored to have been asked to conduct several trauma debriefings with victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York.

Art has also been a speaker on elderly fraud prevention and recovery at both the state and national level. He has spoken for 3 years in a row at the Missouri National Association of Social Workers symposium, and he recently presented at the national conference for the National Association of Social Workers in Washington, DC. He has trained on topics related to elderly fraud recovery and prevention to professional groups and senior organizations, and has consulted with scam victims’ families locally and nationally. He is the author of the new book Scammed: 3 Steps to Help Your Elder Parents and Yourself.

In addition, his blog and website have drawn both national and international readers.  Drawing on his own experience helping his 83 year old stepfather recover from a series of devastating scams, and his clinical skills as a practicing therapist, gives him a unique perspective on this growing problem.

Art lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his partner, Frank, and their chocolate Labrador retriever, Bodie. For more about Art, his work, and his book, go to

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