Detecting & Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

Fri, 09 May 2014

To help do our part to help our greatest generation stay safe financially, we're hosting a series of free seminars on detecting and preventing financial elder abuse. Here's some of the warning signs, what you can do if you suspect financial elder abuse, and our schedule of free seminars where you can learn more.

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Warning Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

Illegal or improper uses of an elder’s funds, property, or assets is considered financial or material exploitation as defined by the National Center on Elder Abuse.This is a third party link. Please review the third party content guidelines for more details by clicking here.

Some examples include:

  • Unusual bank account activity like fraudulent signatures or increased spending activity
  • Numerous unpaid bills when someone else has been designated to pay the bill
  • A new acquaintance who offers to manage the elder’s finances and assets.

  Learn more by reading the FBI’s list of warning signsThis is a third party link. Please review the third party content guidelines for more details by clicking here., and learn what you can do to protect your loved ones or yourself through these helpful resources from stopfraud.gov.This is a third party link. Please review the third party content guidelines for more details by clicking here.

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William Webster speaking at one of our free elder financial abuse seminars

 

Free Elder Abuse Seminars

Another way to learn about the warning signs and what you can do to understand, identify, and respond to fraud, is to attend one of our free elder abuse seminars. Here’s where we’ll be next:

Saturday, September 22nd

10:00 a.m., Attleboro Council on Aging

25 South Main Street, Attleboro, MA

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Wednesday, October 22nd

1:00 p.m., West Hartford Senior Center

15 Starkel Road, West Hartford, CT  06117

 

We will update this blog post with the latest schedule, so check back with us. To learn more about elder financial abuse, please visit Kim Syrop’s blog for more information. Please let us know any questions or comments below.

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