Elder financial abuse is a crime. It involves the wrongful taking of money or property, whether through fraud, scams, predatory caretakers or family, or others. An estimated $2.9 billion is stolen annually from elders. You can learn to protect yourself and those you love.
EFPN provides a critical link between financial institutions, law enforcement, community-based organizations and aging services providers in the effort to prevent elder financial exploitation in California.
Film Screening, Keynotes, Panel Discussion, Reception
Tuesday April 15 from 5:30-7:00
Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Room 304
Older adults are the fastest growing population in the U.S., and one of five older Americans is the victim of financial fraud and abuse The economic cost of older- adult financial fraud and abuse is estimated at $2.9 billion annually, but those are only the cases that are reported. The damage to the emotional and physical health and well-being of the victims and their families takes a significant toll as well.
Fleeced is a new documentary produced by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), which tells the story of older adults and their families who were victimized by different types of financial scams and abusive financial products. These individuals and their families transform from victims to advocates speaking out for others. Fleeced includes expert commentary from financial fraud and abuse prevention experts as well as national aging leaders and community advocates.
Older-adult service providers and advocates, senior housing developers and operators, banks and financial institutions, legal services attorneys, federal, state, and local government agencies, elected officials and staff.
Space is limited. To RSVP, please contact Maya Abood.
Call to Action Los Angeles 2014 - Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation
Let's Do the Problem Justice!
February 6, 2014
Call to Action Los Angeles was a great success! Thanks to our title sponsor Wells Fargo Foundation and conference partner WISE and Healthy Aging. We had over 160 attendees and provided simultaneous interpretation services for the senior citizens/consumers' edu workshops in English, Spanish, Korean and Chinese languages.