Federal government agencies and federal employees will not ask you to send money to collect prizes. They also won’t call to threaten you with jail time or a lawsuit if you don’t pay a debt. Learn how to protect yourself from imposter scams.
We released three new fraud and scam prevention placemats: a fill-in-the-blank, a word search, and a word scramble, as well as a toolkit.
We released several new resources to help older homeowners decide whether to borrow a reverse mortgage.
OIder borrowers across the United States are increasingly affected by student loan debt, according to our research.
Over ten thousand people turn 62 every day, and with a majority of them homeowners, a growing number of businesses are increasingly using the phrase “aging in place” to market financial products and services to homeowners in the baby boom generation. Many of these businesses and lenders, however, are incorrectly implying that staying in your current home is the only option for aging in place, which isn’t always the best option for everyone.
Research and resources to help communities, volunteers and others in the fight against elder financial exploitation.
The May 2017 Monthly Complaint Report summarizes the complaints submitted by people age 62 and older. The report highlights issues that older consumers are more likely to experience than their younger counterparts, including issues with traditional and reverse mortgages, credit cards, and bank accounts and services.
As the number of older Americans with student debt has quadrupled, older borrowers complain about many problems with lenders, loan servicers, and debt collectors that exacerbate their financial challenges.
Download our new mail fraud placemat to give you, or a loved one, helpful reminders of common warning signs of mail fraud.
Financial exploitation robs millions of older people of their money and property annually. To prevent and respond to the growing crisis of elder financial exploitation, people are working together in hundreds of communities across our nation.