Just the Facts: Senior Financial Abuse
The National APS Resource Center’s partner, the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), has created eight fact sheets with a wealth of information on senior financial exploitation. Two are general in nature, providing an overview of financial abuse and describing the most common types of scams and frauds. The other six each describe a specific form of financial exploitation in detail, with information about how the abuse occurs, what to do when it is discovered, and what resources are available to address it. These can be used by APS when investigating a case involving, for example, power of attorney abuse, and can also be used as educational materials for the general public or other professionals.
Visit the links below to view each of these fact sheets.
- Annuity and Living Trusts Scams
- Deed Theft and Foreclosure Rescue Scams
- Elder Financial Abuse
- Healthcare Scams and Other Common Types of Fraud
- Identity Theft and Credit Card Fraud
- Power of Attorney Abuse
- Reverse Mortgage Scams
- Undue Influence