Protecting Family from Financial Fraud

Protecting Our Families From Financial Fraud

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is committed to protecting our families from financial fraud by providing relevant financial education resources for older adults, their families, and practitioners who work in the aging field during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the regular emails that the CFPB sends out with information and resources for all, we will send emails highlighting information created specifically for older adults. Please share our resources with friends, family members, and other aging services professionals.

  • Tips for financial caregivers – Learn about ways to connect with someone whose money you help manage while observing virus prevention tactics like social distancing and quarantines.
  • Beware of scams – Recognize and prevent fraud and scams during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Online and mobile banking tips – Online banking allows customers to handle their finances from the comfort of home. We share tips for people who are new to online or mobile banking, as well as offer information about the transactions that are available.
  • Avoid scams while finding help – If you or a loved one needs help with errands, watch out for scammers. (Co-authored by the FTC)

The mission at FAST is to increase public awareness of financial exploitation with the goal of mitigating risk of exploitation and protecting our state’s vulnerable populations.