How to identify and prevent financial exploitation

Financial exploitation comes in many forms and often targets older adults. Learn tips to help you recognize, react to and report common financial scams.

Tags: Asset protection, Fraud protection, Scams, Security
Published: June 26, 2020

With so many kinds of financial scams out there, it can be hard to know what’s legitimate and what’s not. Who should you trust with your personal information? And if you do have reason to believe that you’ve been scammed, what should you do next?


Complete this online course to learn about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from scammers, and how to respond if a scam has occurred.  


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Romance scams, opportunity scams, family scams, cyber fraud, mail fraud, financial abuse comes in all shapes and sizes and can affect almost anyone. But more and more, scammers are targeting older adults. In this lesson, we'll show you how to recognize, react to, and report common financial scams facing older adults today. We'll share clues for spotting potential vulnerabilities, teach strategies for staying vigilant, and show you how to work with your bank to better ensure the financial safety of you and your loved ones. Learn more by taking this lesson.

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