Financial Elder Abuse: Awareness and prevention is the first step.

With over 50 million Americans aged 62 and older,  older adults are prime targets for financial exploitation. Financial exploitation has been called “the crime of the 21st century”. 


Money Smart for Older Adults is designed to provide you with information and tips to help prevent common frauds, scams and other types of elder financial exploitation in your community. Please share this information as appropriate.




Here are some other helpful resources to help you identify and prevent financial elder abuse:


  Guide to Recognizing Elder Abuse


  Elder Financial Exploitation- Policy & Advocacy


  Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse


  The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse


  Are you being financially abused by a family member?


  Financial Abuse of the Elderly