Elder Financial Abuse is a significant and growing problem that has devastating effects on individuals and families. Believed to be largely underreported — financial institutions are facing increased responsibility to help combat the exploitation of vulnerable customers.
Early detection of red flags and timely reporting to law enforcement are critical to protecting elderly customers from financial loss. This was emphasized in the 2011 Advisory from FinCEN, as well as the 2018 Joint Memorandum encouraging coordination among law enforcement and adult protective service agencies (APS) issued by CFPB, the Department of the Treasury, and FinCEN.
In this webinar, we discuss the scale of Elder Financial Exploitation and outline key considerations from industry publications and guidance, including red flag abuse indicators and best practices for reporting.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- The scale of Elder Financial Exploitation and the challenges of preventing fraud targeting senior customers.
- Potential red flag indicators of Elder Financial Exploitation from the 2011 FinCEN Advisory.
- Best practices for reporting Elder Financial Exploitation, including Suspicious Activity Reporting, and contacting appropriate local and state-level agencies.