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.
Good morning. I would like to thank the Tampa community for hosting us so graciously and all of you for being here today. Since we established the Consumer Advisory Board (or CAB) five years ago, we have made sure that its membership spans the nation. We also make it a point to travel outside Washington, D.C. to learn more about consumers in different parts of the country. Yesterday we learned about this city’s history and visited a retirement community to hear more about the particular challenges facing constituencies such as older Americans.
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.
CFPB Report Warns That Taking Out a Reverse Mortgage Loan Can Be an Expensive Way to Maximize Social Security Benefits
CFPB Releases Consumer Guide and Video Explaining Reverse Mortgages
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.
Report Shows Older Consumers Report Problems with Reverse Mortgages, Scams, Credit Cards, and Add-On Products