The Scam Squad includes the Cleveland Police Department, The Ohio Attorney General, and the Cleveland Better Business Bureau.
Cleveland BBB President Sue McConnell said the sharing of information will help with enforcement and prosecution in scam cases.
"Hopefully it will result in more investigations and prosecutions on scams that are being conducted locally," said McConnell.
"More than anything we really want to educate seniors and let them know that they do have a place they can call, there are people who can help them."
Cuyahoga County issued the following statement about the creation of its Scam Squad:
The Scam Squad, chaired by the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs and its Director, Sheryl Harris, taps into existing senior and law enforcement networks to:
• Rapidly identify current fraud threats to older residents • Ensure scam reports reach the appropriate enforcement agencies • Make sure victims get a “warm hand-off” if they must be referred • Arm county residents with the information they need to spot and avoid scams • Reduce myths and stigmas about scams and scam victims