What can I do about crimes against the elderly?
I'm drawing 100% social security disability for mental impairments and I will be 66 on my next birthday. January 11,1949 is my DOB. I am supposed to be protected by the ADA (AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT) WHICH IS A FEDERAL LAW & SUPPOSED TO BE ENFORCED BY THE U.S. DEPT. OF JUSTICE. I was led to believe that the ADA was passed to keep anyone that is disabled by mental impairments from being taken advantage of, abused or mistreated. I also was led to believe that we have laws here in the USA that protect the elderly from being scammed or taken advantage of by scammers, thieves, con-artists and so-forth. To make a long story short I loaned my truck on or about 4 months ago. I didn't really know him that well, he was a friend of a friend that I had known for 30 years and I asked him to put up some sort of collateral just to show me his true colors or to protect myself in some way. So he brought over this boat that he said he had just bought or traded for. After he had gotten his truck out of the shop he was to return my truck and get his boat. Well about 2 or 3 days later he had called me and said he has his truck now and was asking me if I liked to go fishing or If I might be interested in selling my truck or buying his boat. I said I would sell my truck but was unsure about the boat that he had left in my mom's driveway. He said he would fix anything wrong with the boat and have it painted etc. When he had first left the boat he also left the title to the boat and to the boat motor. I never thought to look over the title that he had left with the boat because nothing had been said to me earlier about him even wanting to sell the boat. In the meantime he called me up late one night and said he needed to come over to talk to me as soon as possible and when he got here (Fort Worth,Texas ) where I live (he was living in Dallas) he said he had let his roommate use my truck to go to the store and his roommate was arrested.
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