Financial Frauds and Scams Against Elders: Government Responses and Resources

Source: National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)

Published: 2016

Summary:

Financial exploitation of older adults is the most common form of elder abuse and costs older adults billions of dollars each year. Victims are robbed of their resources, independence and dignity. State and federal governments are often first responders and can play key roles in protecting older consumers. Government agencies have developed the expertise and tools to fight scammers, help victims, and make policy and practice recommendations to key stakeholders.

Link: Financial Frauds and Scams Against Elders: Government Responses and Resources

Topics: Cognition/Capacity, Financial Abuse, Legal

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

Audience: Finance, Legal/Law Enforcement

Level: Basic, Intermediate

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